We aim to create a school learning environment where pupils feel secure, valued and are encouraged to talk in the knowledge that they will be listened to. We have a number of staff who have roles dedicated to ensuring that children are safe and those who are able to support in a range of different ways. We also work in partnership with the NHS, CYPS, and other agencies to support our young people where those needs cannot be met by the school.

Within Duke’s Secondary School and Duke’s Sixth Form we have two Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs), and  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs). Any concerns should be reported to either Mrs Gadsby or Mr Line in the first instance, or if unavailable, to Mrs Young, Miss Mathewson, Mrs Spratt, Miss Ireland, Miss Graham or Mrs Towers – Sixth Form. Parents/Carers can reach these staff via the switchboard on 01670 816 111.

    • Further safeguarding information for schools within the NCEA Trust can be found here
    • Safeguarding policies and appendices can be found here.

Key Safeguarding Contacts

All Safeguarding Leads can be contacted either face to face in school, by telephone on 01670 816 111 or via email:

Jeanette Gadsby – jeanette.gadsby@dukes.ncea.org.uk
Ben Line – ben.line@dukes.ncea.org.uk


Supporting documents

Duke’s Worry Wall poster
What is Safeguarding poster

Operation Encompass