|Designated Safeguarding Officer||Mr D Stewart|
|2nd Designated Safeguarding Officer||Mr P Killion|
|Year 7 Pastoral Leads||Mr M Woods|
|Year 8 Pastoral Lead||Miss V Kay|
|Year 9 Pastoral Lead||Mr D Hindley|
|Year 10 Pastoral Lead||Mr R Vincent|
|Year 11 Pastoral Leads||Miss JL Smith|
Mindful of the school’s statutory duty to take reasonable steps to protect pupils and employees from harm, the following information is very important to parents and pupils. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment. The threat from terrorism and extremism in the UK can involve the exploitation of vulnerable people, including children and adults, to involve them in activity or support of terrorism – radicalisation.
The school’s PREVENT Policy can be found under the policies section of the school website. The DFE publication to schools on ‘The Prevent Duty’ can be found on the link shown as PREVENT.
Parents will also find out more information using the CHANNEL link (to the side): Channel Duty Guidance: ‘Protecting vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism’. All teachers and key support staff have been trained in the ‘Channel Awareness Module’ provided through the UK Home Office Department.
Each year group is divided into two cohorts, each with four form groups. Each form has around 25 pupils. Each form is named after Catholic saints, some from the north of England. These are:
A ~ Saint Edmund Arrowsmith 1585-1628
He was 43 when he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Lancaster for being a Priest. His hand was cut off and given to his mother. It is now preserved as a relic at Saint Oswald’s Church, Ashton-in-Makerfield.
L ~ Saint Anne Lyne 1569-1601
Aged 32 she was brought to the gallows in London. There, she kissed the gallows, recited a few prayers, made the Sign of the Cross and was hanged. She was killed for hiding priests.
S ~ Saint John Southworth 1592-1654
He was 62 when he was hung after pleading guilty to being a priest and saying mass.
W ~ Saint Margaret Ward d.1588
She was hanged in 1588 for hiding a priest.
B ~ Saint Ambrose Barlow 1585-1641
Aged 56, he was killed for being a priest. He was hanged, dismembered, quartered, and boiled in oil. His head was afterwards exposed on a pike.
C ~ Saint Margaret Clitheroe 1556-1586
Aged 30 she was laid out upon a sharp rock, and a door was put on top of her and loaded with an immense weight of rocks and stones. Death occurred within fifteen minutes. She was crushed to death because she was hiding priests.
P ~ Saint John Plessington 1637-1679
He was 42 when he was hanged, drawn and quartered for the crime of being a Catholic priest.
R ~ Saint John Rigby 1570-1600
He was 30 when he was executed by hanging for refusing to go to a protestant service.