Here at QEHS we provide guidance to members of the school community on all manner of matters linked to the development and well-being of the students in our care. We work closely with other agencies such as health and social care in order to secure the best outcomes for our students at all times. The following links provide school staff with information and support on wider developmental matters such as safeguarding. They may also be useful to parents who are keen to further develop their own understanding of such areas, and so have been included here for ease of access.
As remote learning has now become part of normal education, it is essential that we remain informed on how to protect our children, moreover, empower them to protect themselves.
You will find below some of our latest resources supporting parents and children. Further information is also available on the Online Safety page:
At QEHS we promote democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without faith. We do this partly on the curriculum in Citizenship lessons in Year 8 where we promote British values overtly and partly in the hidden curriculum.
In Year 7, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs is delivered and discussed in Religious Study lessons. Views are challenged and supported by knowledgeable and caring staff who care deeply about respect and tolerance. Democracy is evident across the school as students vote their peers on to the student council, leadership group and cabinet. Student voice is strong and we often act or make important changes to many aspects of the school simply by listening to the student council and showing them that their voices are heard. Behaviour in QEHS is excellent and, through our PSHE programme, our students know and respect the law.
At QEHS we are proud of our students and encourage them to celebrate their culture and beliefs in a safe and nurturing environment. We have links through our international schools accreditation with China and Tanzania and are part of an exchange programme with these countries. In addition to this, we organise numerous trips abroad to enrich our student’s education and to give them experiences and knowledge of other countries and their cultures. QEHS staff have been trained on their Prevent duty directly by the police and the school is often cited as “an example of good practice” because of our collaborative work some years ago.
Our students will not tell you by rote exactly what British values are because this is something they live and not something they are taught to say. We believe our students are unconsciously competent and support British values as a result of the ethos and values of QEHS, and of course their families and the communities they live in.
Government guidance is used to underpin all of our work at QEHS. The following documents have been consulted to aid Safeguarding:
CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. You can make a report directly to the CEOP Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button below if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online. CEOP take all reports seriously and we will do everything we can to keep you safe. As well as making a report to the CEOP Safety Centre, the CEOP Education website has information and advice to help you if something has happened to you online.
CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying but if you’re being bullied and would like to talk to someone in confidence right now you can speak to Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online – no worry is too big or too small.