At Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, the Designated Safeguarding Lead (and Assistant Headteacher) is Amanda Longstaff who works extremely closely with Ruth Ibbetson, our Education Welfare and Child Protection Co-ordinator. Our link Governor for Safeguarding is Gill Faulkner who can be contacted through the main school office. 

Key Members of Staff

Head of Lower School - Mr Sloman

Head of Upper School - Ms Longstaff

Head of Sixth Form - Mrs Lawson

SENCO - Miss France

Head of Inclusion - Mrs Geary

Head of Care & Achievement for Year 7 - Mr Sloman

Head of Care & Achievement for Year 8 - Mrs Atkinson

Head of Care & Achievement for Year 9 - Mr Chapman

Head of Care & Achievement for Year 10 - Mr Smith

Head of Care & Achievement for Year 11 - Mrs Smith

Care & Achievemnt Coordinator Lower School - Mr Butcher

Care & Achievemnt Coordinator Upper School - Mrs Wright

Care & Achievemnt Coordinator Sixth Form - Mrs Bourne


Key Links and Information

Advice for Children



Information for Visitors

Keeping Children Safe in Education - Part 1

Peer Mentors

Woldgate Child Protection Policy


Keep Children Safe in Education (2018) makes it clear that:

‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.  Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children…’

‘School and college staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, and prevent concerns from escalating.’


Safeguarding action may be needed to protect children and learners from:

  •   neglect
  •   physical abuse
  •   emotional abuse
  •   bullying, including online bullying and prejudice-based bullying
  •   racist, disability and homophobic or transphobic abuse
  •   gender-based violence
  •   radicalisation and/or extremist behaviour
  •   CSE
  •   the impact of new technologies on behaviour
  •   teenage relationship abuse
  •   substance misuse
  •   domestic violence
  •   FGM
  •   forced marriage
  •   fabricated or induced illness


Safeguarding also relates to broader aspects of care and education, including:

  • children’s and learners’ health and safety and well-being, including their mental health.
  • meeting the needs of children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.
  • the use of reasonable force
  • meeting the needs of children and learners with medical conditions
  • providing first aid
  • educational visits
  • intimate care and emotional well-being
  • online safety and associated issues


Woldgate School and Sixth Form College takes safeguarding very seriously. All employees have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check carried out as part of our pre-employment checks and checks are also undertaken to verify identity, address, qualifications required for the post, right to work in the UK and previous employment history.

All employees at Woldgate have repeat DBS checks at least every three years and wear an identity badge on a green lanyard with a photograph that identifies them.


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Woldgate School and Sixth Form College
92 Kilnwick Road
YO42 2LL
t 01759 302395 e-mail

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.