School Contact: Mrs J Roberts, Deputy Headteacher (also the school’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Person)
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 Autumn 2015 in the ‘Channel Awareness Module’ provided through the UK Home Office Department.
Each year group is divided into two cohorts, each with either four or five form groups. From September 2013, we will have five form groups in each half year, making a total of ten. Each form has around 20 pupils.
You may be interested to know that 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.
M ~ Saint Cuthbert Mayne 1544-1577
He was 33 when he was executed for failing to acknowledge the queen as the head of the church. He kissed a copy of the Bible and said “the queen neither ever was, nor is, nor ever shall be, the head of the church of England”. He was hung drawn and quartered in Launceston in 1577. It is thought he was unconscious when this happened but died after hitting his head when falling from the gibbet.
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.
7 ~ Saint John Jones 1530-1598
He was arrested and tortured in 1596 and imprisoned. In 1598 he was tried and convicted of High Treason for being a priest and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. His execution took place in the early morning and his remains were placed on poles on the roads to Newington and Lambeth.
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.
Pupils’ Safety Online
Parenting in the Digital Age (or PitDA for short) is a new programme to help parents apply their parenting skills to the online world. More information can be found by selecting the link to the left. “Digital Parenting” also has excellent advice and guidance for parents and professionals about e-safety.
Need Help or Support?
Agencies in school
School Health Visitor
School Attendance Team
Additional Needs Team
CLAS (Curriculum & Language Access Service)
CYPIC (Children & Young People In Care)
CARITAS - 0161 445 7741
Childline – 0800 1111
Early Break – 0289 045 7847
Substance Misuse Team – 0161 253 6488
Counselling Direct – 0161 253 6341
Eating Disorders Association – 0845 6347650
Samaritans – 0845 790 9090
Young Minds – 0800 018 2138
Disability Services – 0161 253 6858
National Drugs Helpline – 0800 776 600
Anti Bullying Campaign – 0207 378 1446
Cruse Bereavement Services – 0161 283 5535
Streetwise young persons service – 0161 253 6476
Bury Crossroads, for young carers – 0161 763 4163
YPAS – 0161 762 1588
Bury Young Carers – 0161 253 6902 / 7824
Citizens Advice Bureau – 0871 264 017
If you think that you would benefit from talking to someone in confidence, your Form Teacher or Head of Year will help you to make an appointment. Alternatively, see Mr Bannerman in Room 17