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Safeguarding Statement of Intent

At Glossopdale School and Sixth Form, we create a safe environment for all of our children and young people through robust safeguarding practices. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff, governors and volunteers; we ensure that all staff are regularly trained, know how to respond to concerns, and keep-up-to-date with evolving policy and practice. Safeguarding underpins every practice and procedure in operation at Glossopdale School and Sixth Form. School staff, governors and volunteers are in a position of trust and we will endeavour to put the child / young person first and protect them from harm, as well as addressing the needs of our local community.


  • Deputy DSL: Paul Stirling - Deputy Headteacher & Laura Johnson- Family Support Service Manager 
  • Other DSL trained staff: Debbie McGloin - Headteacher, Emma Burney - Family Support Worker, Debbie Hussey – Family Support Worker
  • Safeguarding Governor: Heidi Page


If you have any safeguarding concerns relating to your child or any other student(s) at Glossopdale School, please use the following email address: or contact school and ask to speak to Scott Holmes. 

Students are able to email any concerns that they have to Students are encouraged to speak to a trusted adult such as their Form Tutor, Year Manager, Year Leader or member of our Family Support team if they have any worries or concerns.

Useful Websites

EduSafe covers the following topics for parents and carers so that they are fully informed of how best to support their child -Mental Wellbeing, Substance Misuse, Bereavement and Loss Awareness, Food Hygiene and Safety, Understanding Low Mood and Depression, Understanding Self-Harm, Understanding Anxiety, Changing Bodies, Healthy Lifestyles

Online Safety

The following websites provide advice about how to stay safe online and information about the best online learning apps 

Online Safety, Social Media, ‘sexting’, sexual abuse and sexual harassment advice

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including social media and ‘sexting’ advice and information about sexual abuse and sexual harassment in schools (how a parent or carer should respond) 

Please follow the link below to view specific guidance on various aspects of E-Safety on our dedicated E-Safety page for parents/carers

Glossopdale School & Sixth Form

Glossopdale School, Newshaw Ln, Hadfield, Glossop SK13 2DA