Gunnersbury Catholic School is highly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy which can be found in our policies section.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with their parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to their welfare.
The people you should talk to at this school are:
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Name: Conor Mahon
His office is located on the first floor in the main block.
Tel: 020 8568 7281 extension: 178
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
Name: Brian Finnegan
His office is located in the Business block opposite welfare.
Tel: 020 8568 7281 extension: 174
Name: Christian Parker
His office is on the second floor in the main block.
Tel: 020 8568 7281 extension: 126
Name: Ms Carolyn Cullen
Her office is located in the Music block.
Tel: 020 8568 7281 extension: 137
Name: Ms Tracy Kennerson
Tracy is located in the Main Reception
Tel: 020 8568 7281 extension: 204
Person in Charge of Looked After Children
Name: Julian Baker
Julian is located in the SEN Office
Tel: 020 8568 7281 extension: 125
Our Nominated Governor is:
· Mrs L Pope
In addition, staff with DSL training :
· Mr K Burke(Headteacher)
· Mr C Cisse(Assistant Headteach
Mr N Quinn(Assistant Headteacher)
· Mr S Boothe(Lead Learning Mentor/Governor)
Gunnersbury is committed to promoting the welfare of all of our pupils. Pupils are supported through social skills groups, nurture groups, mentoring, counselling and a PSHE programme to educate them about the risks to their welfare both mentally and physically. Staff provide a nurturing environment that is also vigilant in safeguarding our children.
For further information and advice on keeping children safe, please visit our E-Safety page link.
Resources to help manage exam stress and anxiety are available via the links to this page as well as a link to the Young Minds website which provides advice for parents.
Please follow the link to our pupil friendly child protection poster.