Sigma Sixth Safeguarding
As a college we take safeguarding very seriously and have a designated team of staff to promote the safeguarding and welfare of our students. Our pastoral office, where students can go if they are concerned or worried about anything, is based in Room GO83 on the ground floor in Bruff Tower.
We also have an email address that can be used by students to report concerns:-
Students can also speak directly with the following staff with any concerns they have: Mrs McKarry, Mr Crabb, Mr Duffy or Mrs Nash
The safeguarding team are able to make referrals to additional support internally and externally as appropriate.
They attend year group assemblies to highlight key elements of safeguarding and why it is so important for everyone to take responsibility for their own safety. They also explain what the key features of safeguarding are in school:-
• To protect children from any harm and ensure they have a safe and healthy lifestyle
• Ensuring that our children are provided with a safe environment and a good level of care in every aspect of their lives, not just in school.
We firmly believe that we all have a role in safeguarding children and we believe that working together as a community will ensure the safety of our children so that they are protected from harm and grow up to be responsible and healthy adults we want them to be.
Through out mentoring programme, students are exposed to broader understanding of themselves and their place in the world. Our mentoring sessions revolve around the themes of Wellbeing, the World, career Pathways and Study Skills. Wellbeing elements encourage students to reflect who they are as a person and who they want to be, while World elements encourage students to learn about the wider world and the issues facing humanity as a whole.
Promoting British Values
We are promoting British Values amongst our students and a number of our topics in mentoring focus on this. Educating our students to understand that the extremist behaviours we are witnessing through the media are from a few radicalised individuals; this has been one of the key message we want our students to understand.
The Essex Police Prevent Strategy
• Responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views.
• Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support.
• Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.
The strategy covers all forms of terrorism, including far right extremism and some aspects of non-violent extremism. However, we prioritise our work according to the risks we face.
If parents wish to find further information about this topic please check the Essex Police PREVENT website -