Our Mission Statement
Committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our community.
'We work in partnership to create a living and vibrant community in which every member is valued.'
Fundamental to our safeguarding policy is the understanding that each person in this school community has been created in the image of God, deserves to be listened to an treated with respect and dignity.
Snapchat have introduced a new feature, the ‘Snap Map’
This location based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as seeing location based photos and videos. The Snap Map shows a user’s Bitmoji, their cartoon avatar within Snapchat, pinpointed on a world map. Users can then zoom into the map to see the exact location of their friends.
This new feature is dangerous and school recommend users to set their preferences on how their location should be used to Ghost mode – users location not broadcast
Risks associated with location sharing include:
- Potential of stalking
- Intention to commit a low level crime (e.g. petty theft)
- Increased risk (and possibility) of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
- Means to inflict sexual assault
- Risk of abduction
Please look at the following websites lookging at this feature.
Newsround Guide to Ghost Mode Setting
UK Safer Internet
PARENTS - Spot the signs of CSE
A short inforgraphic film for parents. Aiming to help spot the signs of child sexual exploitation and to know how to report.
For more information please contact the agencies below:
Parent Advice - new online service
The Government has launched a new online tool for parents with advice and tips on preparing children for adult life. To access the website click on the link below - let us know if you think it is useful.
The organisation below offers support and guidance for those affected by self harming, as well as raising awareness and tackling the stigma of self injury.
“In conjunction with Cheshire Police St. Gregory’s Catholic High School is involved in a new initiative called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.
At St. Gregory’s Catholic High School our Key Adults are Mrs. Howard-Rigby (Deputy Head Teacher) and Mr. McLeod (Assistant Head Teacher).
This is a valuable initiative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our school community when they need it the most.
You can find out more by visiting www.operationencompass.org or by contacting the above members of staff.