Students Keeping Safe

Keeping Safe

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and will strive to ensure:

  • that the school  provides a safe environment for children and young people to learn;
  • that the required systems and procedures are in place to identify children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
  • and will take appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and at school. All concerns are recorded on a safeguarding concern form.

Please see the Safeguarding Poster which shows our safeguarding team.

Alex Timpson Attachment Research Project

A generous gift of £750,000 from the Alex Timpson Trust will be used to fund a new research programme at the Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education at Oxford University. The gift will be released over the course of a five-year period, and will be used to establish the Timpson Attachment Programme, a research initiative focused on attachment awareness. Newsome High School are in this programme and our staff have had over 8 hours of training to further enhance their approach to wrap-around care for students. Click here for more information.

If students are worried about anything or would like to contact someone at School then there are many ways of doing this. They can either speak to a member of staff, use the ‘Talking Box’ located at the side of the main office window or email us at Please ensure that you use these, they are there to help you and to make sure that any problems you have no matter how big or small and dealt with straight away. Parents may also use this email if they have any concerns regarding bullying or safeguarding. This email should not be used for general comments or questions. For these please use the office email. 

Please take time to read the Anti-Bullying Guide for Parents and Guardians 

Anti Bullying Handbook for Parents & Guardians


Newsome are proud to work in conjunction with Kooth and Chat to ensure that our Students are able to access any help they may need. Please click the links below to find out more about these services;


Road Safety Questionnaire for students

Please take 5  minutes to watch this short clip about safety on the rail tracks, we shared this clip with all students in assemblies;


Network Rail secondary school safety talk



Child Safety & Well-being Parent Information Sessions..

Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust are holding parent information sessions from April until July. The link below lists times, dates and locations of the sessions. To book on please call Northorpe Hall directly.

Child Safety & Well-being Information Sessions

PDBW Student Voice 

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare (PDBW) is a crucial aspect of school life. For any school to provide the opportunities for successful achievement PDBW must be strong. Since September there have been many changes to the different features of PDBW within our school.

These changes have been:

  • A new fence to protect students at break and lunchtime.
  • Changes to lunchtime procedures
  • New Assistant Headteacher for PDBW and an Associate Leader for Safeguarding
  • A new Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • A new delivery for PHSCEed(Personal, Health Social, Citizenship and Economic Education) – called Enrichmentland
  • New school ethos – Everyone exceptional, Every Day
  • New school values:
    • Respect
    • Integrity
    • Teamwork
    • Aspiration
  • Focus on British Values of:
    • democracy;
    • the rule of law;
    • individual liberty;
    • Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
  • Knife Crime Awareness Assemblies
  • Lots of campaign and awareness posters displayed around school.
  • Assemblies based around topical issues and awareness days.
  • Session delivered by WYP and the Youth Intervention Team

Therefore, we would like to have some student voice feedback which looks at how safe students feel at Newsome High School.

Many thanks

Mr Hinchliffe

Assistant Headteacher for PDBW


Student Voice Survey – Please click the link below to complete the survey;

Gang and Knife Crime Awareness

E Safety
Child Net 

Sexual Exploitation
Parents Against Child Exploitation

Not My Child – Parent’s Leaflet

Bullying (General & Cyber)
Bullying UK
Young Minds


There are plenty of ways to let us know if you have any issues in school. During the school day you can speak to any member of staff – we are always there to listen! However, if you feel more comfortable writing down your worries then please do so and drop them into the ‘Talking Box’ situated next to the main school office window or alternatively email them to us at

If you have any worries outside of school hours (8am-3pm) you can contact Kooth until 10pm each evening or text Chat Health on 07520618866

Educate Against Hate

Sexual Health
Get Connected
Terrence Higgins trust
NHS Choices

Drugs and Alcohol
NHS Choices
Talk to Frank

Mental Health and Wellbeing
Young Minds

Equality and Diversity
MESMAC – Sexuality Support

Want to find out more?

Get in Touch

Please send us an enquiry on our contact page or call us on 01484 516712 and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.