Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding Statement of Intent

Brigshaw Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all children regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. All adults in our schools have a full and active part to play in protecting our children from harm, and that the child or young person’s welfare is our paramount concern.  We ensure that everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate training to recognise, identify and respond to safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people.  All necessary steps are taken to ensure that adults in school are working in a safe way.

All staff are encouraged to adopt an attitude of “it could happen here”

Click here to view our full Safeguarding Statement of Intent.

Safeguarding Statement of Intent

Brigshaw Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all children regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. All adults in our schools have a full and active part to play in protecting our children from harm, and that the child or young person’s welfare is our paramount concern.  We ensure that everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate training to recognise, identify and respond to safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people.  All necessary steps are taken to ensure that adults in school are working in a safe way.

All staff are encouraged to adopt an attitude of “it could happen here”

Click here to view our full Safeguarding Statement of Intent.

Key Stage 4 performance

2019
2022
2023
Progress 8
-0.10
+0.47
+0.14
Attainment 8
45.56
51.20
45.50
Grade 4+ in English and Mathematics
67%
75%
66%
Grade 5+ in English and Mathematics
41%
55%
43%
EBacc entry
32%
44%
29%
EBacc average point score
3.99
4.49
3.89
% of students in education, employment or training
97%
96%

Key Stage 5 performance

2019
2022
2023
Best 3 A Levels Average Points
29.57
39.70
32.67
Best 3 A Levels(Average grade)
C
B
C+
Students achieving AAB (in 3 facilitating subjects)
4.30%
18.20%
14.3%
Average Points per entry (A Level)
30.54
38.37
31.78
Average grade (A Level)
C
B
C+
Average grade (Applied General)
32.73
39.04
29.35
Average Points per entry (Tech Level)
Distinction -
Distinction +
Merit +
Average grade (Tech Level)
26.67
36.47
34.59
Average grade (Tech Level)
Merit
Distinction
Distinction

Key Stage 5 performance

2018
2022
% of grades A* - A
10%
33%
% of grades A* - B
32%
62%
% of grades A* - C
70%
84%
% of applied grades at Distinction* - Distinction
75%
68%
% of applied grades at Distinction* - Pass
100%
100%
Average Point Score (Academic)
30.54
38.35
Average Point Score (Applied)
32.73
39.04
Retention
98%
94%
Destinations
100%
99%
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Safeguarding at Brigshaw High School

All staff at Brigshaw High School take our responsibilities to protect our children from all forms of abuse very seriously. We are committed to ensuring that students feel safe in their education and if we suspect that a child has been harmed, or may come to harm, will take action to safeguard and protect that child. If you would like to speak to a member of the safeguarding team, please call the School Office to make an appointment.

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 document can be found here.

Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr T Mitchell (Assistant Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss M Wade (Child Protection Officer)

Safeguarding Officers

Mr R Wyatt

Mrs E Wood

Ms J Hudson

Mrs P Wilcock

Mr S Bibb

Miss D Siddall

Miss C Moore

Mrs C Cherry

Brigshaw Learning Partnership Trust Safeguarding Lead

Mrs A Dempster

Reporting a Concern

At Brigshaw High School we value respect, equality, resilience and integrity. To demonstrate these values all of our staff and students have to work together to ensure a safe and supportive environment for all members of our school community. This includes the expectation to report any incidents of discrimination, injustice, intolerance or Peer on Peer abuse.

Children, parents/carers and staff are encouraged to report any concerns they may have about safety and welfare to the safeguarding team. Children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. 

If a student needs  to report a concern, or hears any remarks or comments made that discriminate against any other group or individual in school, they should speak to:

  1. Their Form Tutor
  2. Their Head of Year or Director of Year
  3. A member of the safeguarding team
  4. Any member of staff they feel comfortable in talking to

If a family member or guardian of a Brigshaw High School student has any reason for concern it is important that this is reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Mitchell, as soon as possible. 

If parents or carers have any concerns about the safeguarding of a child outside of the school day they should contact CSWS Duty and Advice on 0113 2223301.

Student can also report anonymously via Whisper.

Students can report bullying via this form.

Safeguarding Curriculum

At Brigshaw High School we provide a range of information and education for students to be safe citizens in the community. We utilise both our Personal Development curriculum and PSHE curriculum to help students learn how to keep safe and healthy and to also manage risk. 

Our PSHE and safeguarding curriculum is categorised by the following themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Living in the Wider World
  • Relationships

When problems are identified, staff take appropriate action. Leaders, and all school staff ensure that students understand how to keep themselves safe from harm and exploitation.  

For more information on our safeguarding curriculum please contact Mr T Mitchell (DSL).

Useful Links

Here are some of the useful charities and organisations that are dedicated to the safeguarding of children.

Kooth - Online mental wellbeing community providing mental health support for young people

Young Minds - Mental health cuarity supporting students and parents/carers on mental health issues

NSPCC - National charity dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to children

CEOP - National charity dedicated to the protection of children from sexual abuse online

Stop Hate UK - Challenging all forms of hate crime and discrimination

Educate against hate - Resources to help safeguarding students from radicalisation and extremism

Turning Point - Individual support for people with drug and alcohol issues, a mental health concern, or a learning disability

YoungMinds | CAMHS - NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties

Childline - A free, private and confidential service for children to talk about anything

NHS - Advice provided on how to help prevent the use of e-cigarettes and vaping.

Online Safety - Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership