Staying Safe

Staying Safe

Information about Coronavirus transmission

The latest information about Coronavirus and Self-Care can be seen here.

We have also uploaded information from NHS experts about "How to Talk to Children about COVID-19 (coronavirus)". You can find it on this link.

You can view the leaflet recently sent out to parents and carers here.

Update Safeguarding And Emotional Health And Wellbeing During School Closure 

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing is really important. Below you will find top tips for managing worries about the coronavirus or things in general, in the event of a complete school closure. We have prepared for this by compiling a guide below to support pupils and parents during this time.

Emotional Health & Well-Being

YMCA Downslink and Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust have worked together to support the launch of this website designed by young people for young people

The University of Reading has launched a free course for parents and practitioners exploring practical ways to help young people manage their mood and maintain healthy habits during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you are worried about yours or someone else’s mental health or would like information about how mental health services work to support children and families in the city visit:

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

MIND in Brighton and Hove 

YMCA DownsLink Group

The Mix Coronavirus support and advice: 0808 808 4994

Useful Websites/Numbers

Child line: 0800 1111

Samaritans: 116 123

Sussex Mental Healthline: 0300 5000 101



If urgent support is needed call specialist CAMHs on 0300 304 0061 between 8.30am and 4.30pm. Outside of these hours please seek support from the Royal Alexander Children’s Hospital.


If you have any concerns about your child or another pupil, always let someone know. Please make contact:

During School Hours: 08.30 – 3.30pm:

Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL): Fiona Rafferty; 07843323819

Deputy DSL: Mark Poston;; 07732461688

Deputy DSL: Paula Jenkins:; 07745 763865

External agencies who can help include:

FrontDoorForFamilies (Social Care) Phone: 01273 290400

Out-of-hours: 01273 335905 (Emergency Duty Service)

Childline  0800 1111                                      

Safeguardingresourcehub; range of services for pupils and parents

Sussex Police 101 Emergency 999

Hate incidents and anti-social behavior: report directly to a specialist Casework Team: 01273 292735/

Guidelines and advice on Keeping Safe online

Students will be spending more time online. With this comes risks of online harms. Information and advice links are available below and on our Keeping Students Safe and Healthy and Student Wellbeing pages.

Using Instagram safely

Using Snapchat safely

Using Tik Tok safely






PHSE for Families 


General Advice For Students & Families

Managing your money and the impact of coronavirus

Click here for sources of advice.

Child Protection, TAF, CIN meetings

Meetings to support the wellbeing of children who are part of our school community will continue, but are likely to be arranged by phone or conference call. We will work with social services to see that these meetings continue to go ahead.

SEN Support

We recognise that students with SEN need will require additional assistance. The SEN team will continue to engage directly with and provide support to our students who have additional needs on a weekly basis as a minimum, and more commonly daily.