Safeguarding and Safety

At Moseley School and Sixth Form we are committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of students.

Mrs Howes

Assistant Headteacher / Personal Development and Safeguarding

If you are worried about anything, you can speak to your Year Team, a member of staff you trust or Mrs Howes, the Lead DSL.

  • You can use Teams if you don’t want to speak in person but we will only be able to respond during school hours.
  • You can find more agencies who can support over weekends/holidays here: Useful Links
  • In an emergency call 999
  • If you want to escalate your concern, you can email: SafeDSL@moseley.bham.sch.uk

Internet Safety

Chat forums, Facebook and other social media sites are blocked on all Moseley School computers. It is parents’/carers’ responsibility to ensure that their child uses these sites safely at home if they have access to the internet. Moseley School also uses its own monitoring software to help us to safeguard your child.

We recommend that children are always supervised when using the internet at home on phones, computers and other devices. Online grooming is a specific area of concern that can lead to sexual exploitation and/or students being drawn into extremism or radicalisation. Please visit the NSPCC website for useful advice and information regarding internet safety. More information on our website can be found here: Online safety

 

Bullying

This can take the form of verbal, physical or psychological abuse of a child or adult and it will not be tolerated under ANY circumstances at Moseley School. Bullies may face temporary or permanent exclusion.

Violence or assault, theft, repeated harassment or intimidation (eg. name-calling, threats and abusive phone calls, emails or text messages) and hate crimes are illegal and will be dealt with severely, involving police where necessary.

Please report any concerns to your year team as quickly as possible, you can use Teams chat to do this and your year team will follow this up on the next school day.

 

Security of possessions

Students do not need to bring mobile phones to school with them, though we know that many parents like them to have phones for safety when travelling to and from school. Once in school they must be turned off and safely stored in bags. If parents need to get touch with their child, please telephone main reception who will ensure a message is relayed. Likewise our students can request a call is made to parents from Reception or their Year Team office if required. If mobile phones are seen during the school day our policy for staff is:

  • Confiscate the item if seen out in school
  • Log a 30 minute detention on Edulink – ‘Respect – mobile phone use’
  • Hand the phone the appropriate Pastoral Manager
  • The Pasotral Manager will return the phone at the end of the detention

 Repeat offenders will need parents to collect from the year team at a meeting to discuss ongoing concerns.

Children are not always careful where they leave valuables so we recommend parents/carers do not let their child come to school with valuable items or large sums of money (£2.40 a day is sufficient for lunch). We will not make good any losses made by students on the school site.

Uniform, bags, PE kit, coats and other items must be clearly labelled with the owner’s full name to help identify any lost clothing, especially during sports and PE lessons.

Peer on peer abuse

We recognise that children can abuse each other and we take this very seriously. We do not tolerate this and any concerns should be reported to your year team as quickly as possible, you can use Teams chat to do this and your year team will follow this up on the next school day.

This includes bullying, physical abuse, sharing nudes and semi-nudes, initiation/ hazing, upskirting, sexual violence and harassment

Any reports will be taken very seriously and will be investigated by a safeguarding lead.

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