The safety and happiness of our students is of utmost importance to us. Students have regular updates on safeguarding on different topics and parents are informed though our website.
At CSGS we value your character development and strive to support you in developing a range of character traits to support your academic success. We focus on developing the character traits of commitment, compassion, courage, creativity, resilience, responsibility, gratitude and intellectual curiosity. There are explicit form time activities to explore and develop our understanding of these traits and consider how we can apply and develop them in ourselves.
The practice of mindfulness with students in Year 7 has been very successful in the last few year, starting them on a positive journey to support their well-being. We also offer mindfulness practice to other students in small groups and to our staff too.
Our student Mental Health Ambassadors are fully trained and have initial conversations with students about concerns they may be have. In addition, they have organised events to celebrate the support of mental health issues. We regularly post support links to websites and information on the school website for parents and students.
As a school we aim to cater for the education of all our students with learning difficulties, whatever their nature. Students have access to a Learning Support base where the Student Welfare Office and School Counsellor are based in a friendly and supportive environment. Staff meet students with particular needs as part of the transition process and work closely with them to ensure a smooth start to secondary school life.
The school has trained Mental Health First Aiders – as well as student Mental Health Ambassadors – that promote the importance of students talking about their concerns, anxieties and worries and work to ensure that these worries are heard.
Our Y12/Y13 Mental Health Ambassadors wear bright green lanyards to be easily recognised by other students. They are fully trained and have initial conversations with students about concerns they may have, or can be the first point of contact for students to access members of staff.
Students can also access help and support quickly and easily using the form here.
In addition, they organise events to celebrate the support of mental health issues.
In today's technological social media age, children now have access to each other more than ever via social media and their mobile phones and devices. As a school we strongly encourage clear boundaries on using phones and the Internet. Parents and Guardians should not allow their children to play age inappropriate video games or to attend age inappropriate events.
Parents and guardians, as bill payers, have a responsibility for how mobile phones are used and can install controls on phones enabling them to filter which games, apps and websites their child can use, as well as monitor their usage. Be open and transparent with your child and discuss how they use their phone to help them understand what is appropriate and what is expected of them.
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Please find some useful links related to online safety below.
Online Safety Advice Posters:
HiPAL what parents need to know
Social Media and Mental Health
App Information Links
What is discord? A guide for parents and carers
Links to Internet Matter's information videos:
Is Snapchat safe: A how to guide for parents | Internet Matters
TikTok app safety - What parents need to know | Internet Matters
What is Discord? – What parents need to know | Internet Matters
What is the BeReal app? -- What parents need to know | Internet Matters
What is Rec Room? What parents need to know | Internet Matters
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