King Edward VI High School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.

Safeguarding is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment 
  • Preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development 
  • Ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care 
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes 

In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all staff at KEHS ensure their approach is child-centred. This means that they consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the student and maintain an attitude that ‘it could happen here’.

We are committed to:

  • Seeing every student as an individual. 
  • Providing a secure and caring environment, so that everyone can learn in safety. 
  • Building trusting relationships with students which facilitates open communication. 
  • Ensuring respect, good manners and fair play is shown by everyone so that every student can develop their full potential and feel positive about themselves as an individual. 
  • Identifying issues early, providing help and preventing concerns from escalating.
  • Training staff to the highest standards in safeguarding and child protection.

Any concerns or queries of a safeguarding nature should be directed to the
Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Sarah Shore-Nye (Vice Principal Pastoral).

Contact information

Sarah Shore-Nye

Internal: 2024 

External: 0121 472 1834

Helen Kavanagh

Internal: 2012 

External: 0121 472 1834

Joanna Whitehead

Internal: 2040 

External: 0121 472 1834

To learn more about safeguarding and review the King Edward VI High School for Girls Safeguarding Policy please visit our policies page.

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