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Year 6-11

Student Wellbeing

The first priority for governors and staff of Pudsey Grammar School is the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students. We work together with other agencies to ensure rigorous arrangements are in place to identify, assess and support children suffering harm and to keep them safe and secure while in our care.

We believe:

  • School can contribute to the prevention of abuse
  • All children have the right to be protected from harm
  • Children need support that matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse.

Pudsey Grammar aims to prevent abusive experiences by:

  • Clarifying standards of behaviour for staff and students
  • Introducing appropriate work in the curriculum
  • Developing staff awareness of the causes of abuse
  • Encouraging pupil and parental participation in safeguarding practice
  • Addressing concerns at the earliest possible stage

Help protect our students by:

  • Including appropriate work in the curriculum
  • Implementing child protection policies and procedures
  • Working in partnership with pupils, parents and agencies
  • Ensure all children feel safe, are treated as individuals and their rights, values and beliefs are respected.

Help support our students by:

  • Identifying individual needs where possible
  • Designing support plans and interventions to meet individual needs

Our Child Protection Designated Persons are:

Name Position Email
Mr M McKelvie Headteacher
Mr P Tierney Deputy Headteacher
Mrs M Williams Senior DSL
Miss E Mathie Year 7 Leader
Miss B Crosland Year 8 Leader
Miss N Exley Year 9 Leader
Miss A Birdsall Year 10 Leader
Mrs S Swithenbank Year 11 Leader
Miss E Kenny Post 16 Pastoral Support / Careers
Ms K Nota Post 16 Attendance & Pastoral Support Officer
Mrs J Sidebottom Foundation Learning Progression Manager
Mrs N McCaffrey Director of SEND

To download our latest Safeguarding and Child Protection policies, please view our Policies page here.

Useful Websites

Useful Websites for Parents/Carers and Young People


Online guidance on how to report online sexual abuse or are concerned about the way someone has been communicating with you online

Young minds

Amongst other support some great advice on dealing with exams


Online counselling and support for mental health issues


Signposts support in Leeds for mental health issues