WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 29 January 2021

Learning Conduct

All students and parents are familiar with the Millthorpe School Learning Conduct expectations. We are very impressed with how our students have transitioned to home-learning, so we have adapted our Learning Conduct grid to suit the academic ‘new normal’. This will allow us to celebrate student success and report on remote learning progress after February half term.

The principles have remained the same, but you will be able to see how our Gold Standard descriptors now link to the remote world of education rather than the physical classroom. All of the teachers are nominating students displaying this Gold Learning standard each week and we are sending letters home to parents.
As with the conduct for learning in school, the descriptors are a ‘best fit’ model and we do not necessarily expect students to be meeting all elements in the description or that they will be achieved in every lesson. They are simply to exemplify the characteristics of excellent learners over time.

To help us report accurately on progress, please support your child as they submit key assessed pieces of work (KAPs). For guidance on how to do this within Google Classroom (whether that be a Google Document or a picture or audio file) please see the video support on the website.

Remote Assembly

This week’s assembly is delivered by Mr Beever, Deputy Headteacher. You can view it here.

Pastoral Support on Google Classroom

Every student has been added to a “Health, Wellbeing and Pastoral Care” Google Classroom (either Key Stage 3 or 4). We update this regularly with tips and advice to help students manage during this period of lockdown and would be very grateful if you could ensure that your child(ren) is aware of it and has had a look. They might not need it immediately, but they might as lockdown continues.

This week, in addition to Mr Beever’s assembly, we have uploaded:
  • A weekly tip from the School Wellbeing Service
  • A planning sheet that guides students in planning a positive day
  • An excellent booklet which helps students to cope with lockdown
  • Tips and advice from Childline.

Protocols for online learning

Thank you to those who have already completed the short form to confirm acceptance of the school’s protocols for online learning. If you haven’t yet, could we ask that you do so by following this link as soon as possible please. This helps us to ensure that children can continue to learn in a safe and suitable environment while accessing lessons from home.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

This week’s assembly theme is “5 steps to wellbeing” so we hope that our students, and their families, find this useful.

Homework

Under current circumstances, we will not be directing students to do work or revision outside lesson times. We don’t think this is appropriate whilst students are accessing all their learning online during the day. They can choose to revise for assessments or carry out extension work if they wish.

Chromebooks

We have received some enquiries from parents/carers about providing Chromebooks for students who are having difficulties accessing online learning for one reason or another. The Chromebooks we have been provided with by the DfE are intended specifically for disadvantaged children and we have allocated them accordingly. (‘Disadvantaged children’ are defined as those who meet the criteria for pupil premium funding; with an EHCP for special educational needs and disabilities; who are receiving statutory local authority support from a social worker.)

We have very limited supplies of other devices available for use by other students, mainly those kindly donated to the school. Given the recent announcement that schools won’t begin to open more widely until 8 March at the earliest, it may be worth considering purchasing a device for your child if you feel you are in a position to do so and you haven’t already done so. New Chromebooks start from around £180 and refurbished devices can be even less: if your child got three and a half years’ use from it, that would equate to less than £1 per week. Any Chromebook or laptop should be fine for accessing Google Classroom.

If your child is having difficulty accessing online learning and you are struggling financially, please do contact the school and we will see how we may be able to help.
We are still very pleased to receive donations of any suitable devices that are no longer needed.

School supplies

You may have read in the press this week that there is a campaign underway to provide materials such as stationery to children during lockdown to help them complete schoolwork at home. As some of you will know, we wrote to all our pupil premium eligible families last week to offer them supplies of stationery as well as other essential items we are able to provide such as period products and winter clothing. You can read the full letter here.

If your child is not pupil premium but you are having financial difficulties and would benefit from anything we have to offer, please contact the school office.

Post-16 events for Year 11 students

Askham Bryan College is hosting an Open Morning For Year 11 students on Saturday 30 January from 10.00am-1.00pm. Any interested students can book to join the event via the College’s What’s On page. You can also see Askham Bryan College’s latest newsletter here.

York College is holding its next Virtual Open Event on Thursday 11 February from 5.30–8.00pm. Students can register online by visiting the York College website.

Family Matters – online courses

The team at Family Matters York are offering a range of online courses, starting after half-term. These include:

  • Time Out for Parents – the Teenage Years
  • Time Out for Parents – the Early Years
  • Time Out for Parents – the Primary Years
  • Handling Anger in the Family

You can find out more about the courses here. To book a place please contact Helen Atkinson on 07393 147259 or email helenatkinson@fmy.org.uk

The Week Junior

Due to the current restrictions The Week Junior magazine is available online and can be accessed via the following link: magazine.theweekjunior.co.uk. To log in, select ‘Have you got a voucher code?’ and enter the code: TWJ2678tuv

Safeguarding

If you have significant concerns for the welfare of a child, in addition to being able to contact Sophie Johnson during school hours, you may wish to make direct contact with the York MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) on T: 01904 551900, option 3. They operate an out-of-hours service so concerns can be raised with them at any time.

For further information please see the safeguarding link on our school website.

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 22 January 2021

Message from the Head of School

Thank you once again for all your support during another challenging week. We hope that your children have benefited from more live and interactive content in their lessons. We’re reviewing how this is going and looking at ways to further improve the online learning experience. This includes analysing the responses to the parent survey from last week (see below) which will be very helpful in shaping or approach.

In particular, thank you for your many messages of support – we always share these with staff and it really does mean a lot to them to know how much their work is valued.
There’s still lots of uncertainty surrounding the coming weeks. The possibility of not all schools opening fully after half term has been acknowledged by the government, who have committed to giving schools and parents at least two weeks’ notice of when schools will open again to all students. The grading of GCSEs is now under consultation and testing of close contacts is also under review (see below for more details).
Year 11 – preparation for GCSE grading
As notified earlier in the week, the consultation on how to grade GCSEs this summer is now underway. If you wish to take part in the consultation, please click here.
It is clear from the wording of the consultation that students will almost certainly be expected to continue studying as far into the academic year as possible (probably into June) to give them the maximum opportunity to learn. There is also likely to be more emphasis placed on evidence gathered near the end of the course, possibly involving materials supplied by exam boards.
This means that it is really important that Year 11 students continue to engage with learning and apply themselves over the coming weeks as they still have the opportunity to influence their results at GCSE. Alongside this, they are still developing the knowledge, skills and understanding that will help them move successfully to the next phase of their education.
We have been immensely proud of the way Year 11 students have conducted themselves throughout the unprecedented challenges of the last 12 months and particularly how hard they worked on their return to school in September. Whatever happens now, we want them to give themselves the best possible chance of leaving Millthorpe with the outcomes they deserve.
We will of course keep you updated with any developments.
DfE Chromebooks

As many of you will be aware, the DfE has allocated each school a number of Chromebooks, which we are pleased to have been able to distribute to disadvantaged students in accordance with DfE instructions. We have very limited capacity for providing devices to other families but if you are struggling to provide a suitable device/s for your child/ren, please contact us to see if we are able to help.

If you have a laptop or tablet that is in good working condition, we would still welcome any donations. You can drop devices off in Reception between 8.00-11.00am or email a.collins@millthorpe.southbank.academy to make arrangements.

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing
Staff attending school are now testing themselves twice a week to help reduce the risk of transmission, but plans for testing students and staff who are identified as close contacts of positive cases as an alternative to self-isolation have been ‘paused’ by the government whilst it seeks further clinical evidence. As usual, we’ll keep you updated with any new information.

Best wishes

Gemma Greenhalgh
Head of School

Remote learning – parent survey feedback

Early on in the remote learning process we asked parents for feedback on our remote learning provision and the quality of online teaching. Thank you to those parents/carers who responded. Please read this short report which details how we have taken your comments on board and improved our offer.

Form-time welfare sessions

This week has seen the launch of our Google Meet Form-time Welfare sessions and unlike in lessons, we ask that wherever possible, students have their cameras and microphones on. We also ask that backgrounds are blurred and, as some students have reported finding it difficult, we hope this handy guide from Google will help. There are options for phones, tablets and computers.

Remote Assembly

In the recent parent survey, we received a number of requests for remote assemblies as this was something that many students and their families appreciated during previous periods of lockdown. We were only too happy to oblige and here is the first remote assembly of 2021. We will continue to share an assembly in this weekly email throughout the period of lockdown.

Each assembly will also be uploaded to the “Health, Wellbeing and Pastoral Care” Google Classroom, which every student has access to, every Friday so that they can watch it at a time of their choosing.
However, in order to listen to the assembly from Google Classroom, they will need to download it first. The instructions of how to do this are as follows:
1. Click on the PowerPoint in the Google Classroom.
2. Click on the three dots in the top right corner and select “Open in a new window”
3. When the new window opens, there will be an arrow facing down next to the 3 dots which is the download button. Students should click this to download the PowerPoint.
4. Play the PowerPoint as a slideshow. They should then be able to listen to the assembly providing they have speakers/headphones.
This week’s assembly theme is “5 steps to wellbeing” so we hope that our students, and their families, find this useful.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Every January, Year 9 Millthorpe School students spend a day learning about the horrors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides, and are encouraged to make a pledge to ensure that they are part of a world in which such atrocities do not happen again.

This year, our plans to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day with Year 9 students have been postponed because we felt that it was too emotive a topic to teach remotely, and that we needed to have the students in front of us in a classroom to monitor their reactions and emotions and ensure that there are no misconceptions.
However, we have received this resource from an organisation called “Big Ideas”, which has partnered with the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation to launch a national project called “Foundation Stones.” Full details are on the PDF but essentially, students, parents and carers are encouraged to find and paint a small stone to commemorate the Holocaust, a subsequent genocide or maybe a message of hope for the future. The stones will then become part of a new national UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre which is being built. They say “Each painted stone is a commitment to remember the past and to build a future free from all forms of prejudice, discrimination and hatred.”
We wanted to draw your attention to this project and ask you to consider participating. Obviously many young people in our school (especially those in Key Stage 3) may not have a good understanding of the Holocaust and it will not be appropriate for every child. But if you felt confident in sensitively explaining the Holocaust to your child(ren) and explaining why they might choose to take part, we would be delighted if some of our students and families could contribute to this national project.

Act early on potential extremism

The Head of Counter Terrorism Policing has advised parents and carers to Act Early and keep a close eye on signs of extremist grooming as young people spend more time out of school and online.

Whilst this is not something that we ordinarily deal with, this is a national project that we have been asked to share with all parents/carers so that you are aware of the potential signs of online extremist grooming and can act accordingly. Please follow this link below to find out more:

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER CALLS FOR VIGILANCE AMID NEW LOCKDOWN | Counter Terrorism Policing

York College Virtual Open Event

York College is holding its next Virtual Open Event on Thursday 11 February from 5.30–8.00pm. Students can register online by visiting the York College website.

Support with food

York CVS and Healthwatch York have compiled a list of all the places where families can get food during lockdown if they are struggling, without needing Food Bank vouchers.

The Week Junior

Due to the current restrictions The Week Junior magazine is available online and can be accessed via the following link: magazine.theweekjunior.co.uk. To log in, select ‘Have you got a voucher code?’ and enter the code: TWJ2678tuv

Safeguarding

If you have significant concerns for the welfare of a child, in addition to being able to contact Sophie Johnson during school hours, you may wish to make direct contact with the York MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) on T: 01904 551900, option 3. They operate an out-of-hours service so concerns can be raised with them at any time.

For further information please see the safeguarding link on our school website.

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 15 January 2021

Message from the Head of School

This has been another busy (slightly crazy!) week for everyone at Millthorpe and across the sector, as we continue to work and learn in an ever-changing landscape. Please accept our apologies for the number of emails we have sent over the last few days, but we are keen to keep you as informed as possible throughout this period of lockdown.

Remote learning
We’ve had a very successful week of remote learning, with an average of 97% of students engaging. Thank you to our students and to parents/carers for their support with this. Next week, we will be delivering some live content in at least one lesson for each subject – full details about this can be found below.

The school day
Just to remind everyone that from Monday 18 January, we will be moving to our new timetable. The school day will be as follows:

  • 9.05 – 9.55am:  Period 1
  • 10.05 – 10.55am:  Period 2
  • 10.55 – 11.20am:  BREAK
  • 11.20am – 12.10pm:  Period 3
  • 12.10 – 1.00pm:  LUNCH
  • 1.00 – 1.50pm:  Period 4
  • 2.00 – 2.50pm:  Period 5
  • 2.50 – 3.10pm:  Welfare

GCSEs
This week, the Secretary of State for Education announced a two-week consultation on the approach to grading this year’s GCSEs (and A Levels). Until this is concluded, it will not be clear exactly how final grades will be determined, what evidence will be used, or whether students will be required to sit any form of test or exam if and when they return to school. As always, we will keep you informed as soon as we have any updates.

Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) in school
Plans are now in place for undertaking LFTs for students in school and we will be regularly testing staff. We are awaiting further news about the testing of close contacts.

Best wishes

Gemma Greenhalgh
Head of School

Live content in remote lessons

Having hopefully had a chance to read the protocols setting out our expectations during live video/audio in lessons, please could you confirm your acceptance by completing this short form.

Hopefully many children will already have had the chance to experience some live interaction in lessons in the last few days. Next week, your child can expect to have live content in at least one lesson for each subject (small departments like Drama, Art and Music may have slightly different arrangements).

If you, as parents/carers, wish to get in touch with an individual teacher, you can do this direct via email. Please don’t try to make contact during lessons via the Stream or other Classroom elements. Also note that students can only access Google classes using their school Google/Gmail account; they will be unable to log in using a personal Google account.

Take a look at these videos on our website if you need assistance with Google Classroom or Google Meet.

Thank you to everyone who has donated devices, which we can use to help students who are struggling to get access. Please do contact us if your child is having difficulty accessing any aspect of the online learning and we will give you whatever assistance or advice we can.

Form Tutor Welfare Check-Ins

From Monday 18 February, Form Tutors will begin contacting their tutees weekly to check in with them and make sure they are OK. This will either be a small group Google Meet, a telephone call (we will call you and ask to speak to your child) or occasionally, an email. These check-ins will take place from 2.50-3.10pm each day, but your child will only be involved on one of the days. Their Form Tutor will inform them which day they are expected to attend a Google Meet or when they can expect a call.

Please can you check that your child knows when their Welfare session will be taking place because if they do not attend a Google Meet, we will need to phone you to check they are OK. Unlike during lessons, students are asked to have their camera on so that their Tutor can see them and have a proper conversation. Please make sure that you have discussed the Google protocols with your child and that they are dressed appropriately and are in a suitable room in the house. Please contact your child’s Form Tutor if there are any issues.

Help in keeping safe online

All our students are taught about internet safety within the school curriculum, but if parents want to reinforce the message during this home learning period, there are some excellent resources available.

We recommend https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk – a website established by the government’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection unit (part of the National Crime Agency). You can find online resources for family activities to do with online safety as well as individual resources for ages 11-13 and 14+.

Help and guidance for lockdown worries

School and normal family life will undoubtedly change again during this latest lockdown and problems may emerge. All families are different, and not everyone will need additional help or guidance, but we hope the information on our website may prove helpful to some.

The team at City of York Council has also produced a leaflet to give children, young people and parents simple information about who to go to for help during lockdown.

Increasing data allowances on mobile devices

A reminder that if you would like us to apply for increased data allowances on your behalf and you meet the criteria, please email admin@millthorpe.southbank.academy quoting ‘mobile data offer’ in the subject line. We will then contact you to gather the precise information we need to apply.

You can find out more about the scheme here.

Post-16 taster events

As you will know, due to Covid-19 restrictions, most post-16 providers are hosting virtual taster days for Year 11 students this year. The date and links for All Saints RC School and Joseph Rowntree Sixth Form are below:

Symptom-free COVID-19 testing

If you previously booked appointments for your child(ren) to have a symptom-free Covid test at one of the university sites and no longer need the appointments as your child(ren) are not returning to school, please cancel the appointments as soon as possible.

Cancel test appointments here

Follow us on Twitter

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter to keep up with news and updates from school – find us at @MillthorpeNews.

Also, a reminder to tweet us photos of any work your child has done during lockdown so far – it could be a science experiment, artwork, design, food, written work or anything else they (or you!) are proud of. We are also asking staff to tweet any great examples they see too (with permission of course).

All you need to do is mention @MillthorpeNews in your tweet and use the hashtag #homelearningheroes so that we can create a compilation of tweets in future.

Separated Parents course from Family Matters York

Family Matters York is offering a two-session Separated Parents course which will explore some of the challenges of parenting after separation and what we can do to help our children thrive. The next course will take place on Tuesdays, 2 and 9 February, 9.30-11.30am. It will be online via Zoom.

To book a place or for further information please contact Helen Atkinson on 07393 147259 email: helenatkinson@fmy.org.uk

You can find more information on the Family Matters York website.

Safeguarding

If you have significant concerns for the welfare of a child, in addition to being able to contact Sophie Johnson during school hours, you may wish to make direct contact with the York MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) on T: 01904 551900, option 3. They operate an out-of-hours service so concerns can be raised with them at any time.

For further information please see the safeguarding link on our school website.

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 8 January 2021

Great start to an unusual New Year

Well we’ve had a very successful first week of online learning at Millthorpe and I feel very proud of what our staff and students have achieved at one night’s notice. Thank you firstly to all of our parents for helping students get on board with the new arrangements so quickly. Secondly, I’d like to thank our students for their excellent engagement with the online provision. Yesterday, there were 4018 ‘marks’ for attending lessons out of a possible 4780 – that’s over 84%. 75% of all students attended four or five lessons and 94% engaged with learning during the day and these figures are set to rise today.

Remote learning timetable from 18 January
When a staggered return was announced, we felt that continuing to follow the normal timetable was the simplest thing for students. Now that the closure has been extended, we have carefully reviewed the position to make sure we are able to provide the best online learning experience for our students and fulfil government expectations. In conclusion, the model we have chosen does not deviate substantially from the current arrangements that seem to be working well for many students but shortens lessons.

Please see below the new model that will begin on 18 January (not 11 January).

  • 9.05 – 9.55am:  Period 1
  • 10.05 – 10.55am:  Period 2
  • 10.55 – 11.20am:  BREAK
  • 11.20am – 12.10pm:  Period 3
  • 12.10 – 1.00pm:  LUNCH
  • 1.00 – 1.50pm:  Period 4
  • 2.00 – 2.50pm:  Period 5
  • 2.50 – 3.10pm:  Welfare

The benefits of this approach are as follows:

  • Students continue to study the same variety of subjects for the same number of lessons and continue to be taught by their class teacher as we believe that effective relationships are key.
  • Lessons start at the same time but are reduced from one hour to fifty minutes to allow students (and staff) to stretch their legs and have a comfort break between lessons.
  • Teachers can continue to collaborate to ensure resources are high quality and consistent.
  • The additional welfare slot at the end of the day provides tutors the opportunity to check in with their form. This contact might be via phone, small group Google Meeting or a direct message through their tutor group Google Classroom.

Enhancing our learning with live audio/video content
Over the next week, we are going to explore the use of live audio and/or video content as part of the range of interactive elements in online lessons. Follow the link here for more details of our approach to live content.

Parents will be contacted next week with online protocols that clearly set out our expectations of online conduct. It is absolutely essential that these are shared with students before we begin to deliver using live video or audio.

Assessment and feedback 
In the previous lockdown we didn’t have a platform with interactive functions in place; the move to Google Classroom has allowed students to interact with their teachers. Students now have the opportunity to check their understanding, receiving immediate feedback, while also benefiting from their peers’ responses. This has clearly been very well received by the vast majority of our students and has increased the level of engagement dramatically. The school network has held up well – problems earlier in the week were more widespread as children everywhere logged in to Google.

Whilst features such as the Google Stream, Google Questions and Google Forms all provide excellent vehicles for personalised feedback, we recognise that there also needs to be some opportunity for more ‘traditional’ assessment through Key Assessed Pieces (KAP) with detailed, high quality feedback leading to an opportunity for our students to improve their work. Our staff have been asked to ensure every student receives at least one of these summative assessments before half term in all of their subjects in line with our normal ‘in-school’ assessment policy.

Student praise 
Even though we don’t have the vast majority of our students in front of us in school we still want to continue to recognise the great work they produce. The golden ticket is going virtual! All staff are asked to identify one student that has clearly gone over and above that week: this might be their contribution in the Google Stream or the effort that’s gone into an assignment. Please always keep an eye on the Friday email when the list of student names will be published. Each time they appear they will be entered into a half termly prize draw.

New appointment 
I’m delighted to inform you that Rob Beever has joined Millthorpe School as Deputy Headteacher at the beginning of this week. By 8pm on his first day, the country went into a six-week lockdown! It’s definitely been an interesting time to join us; nevertheless Rob has settled in well and is looking forward to working with the student body when they return. He will be supporting the pastoral team as well as leading on curriculum developments in school. Rob’s teaching career has seen him work across both the pastoral and academic sides of school life. He spent 10 years at Rossett School in Harrogate moving through the pastoral system to be head of pastoral and achievement at KS4. Four years ago he left to become Assistant Headteacher at Outwood Academy Ripon, responsible for the Quality of Education. An intense two-day interview process clearly highlighted that his core educational values align with those we hold so dear at Millthorpe. I know he is very excited to contribute in the fullest sense to the success of our students.

I look forward to introducing him to you in person when things return to normal. He is available for parental contact by email: r.beever@millthorpe.southbank.academy

Laptops and devices
Thank you to those of you who have offered to donate laptops or tablets for use by students who don’t have access to a suitable device at home (including one very generous parent who has donated two brand new laptops). If you have a device that is in good working condition and you would like to donate it to school, please drop it off in Reception between 8.00-11.00am or email a.collins@millthorpe.southbank.academy to make arrangements.

Best wishes

Gemma Greenhalgh
Head of School

Pastoral support during lockdown

We are very aware that some young people will find another lockdown difficult. You can find a document attached with a number of useful websites, apps and phone numbers that you might want to share with your child if they are struggling.

If your child requires pastoral support from a member of staff within school, please get in touch. All staff contact details are available on our website. Form Tutors will also be making contact with their tutees from 18 January.

Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children

You may be aware that the Government has introduced a scheme to increase data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is to enable disadvantaged children to access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.
As a school, we can request mobile data increases for students who:

  • do not have fixed broadband at home
  • cannot afford additional data for their devices
  • are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education

Children with access to a mobile phone on one of the following networks might be able to benefit:

  • Three
  • Smarty
  • Virgin Mobile
  • EE
  • Tesco Mobile
  • Sky Mobile
  • O2

If you would like us to apply on your behalf and you meet the criteria, in the first instance please email admin@millthorpe.southbank.academy quoting ‘mobile data offer’ in the subject line. We will then contact you to gather the precise information we need to apply.

You can find out more about the scheme here.

Year 11 studies

It is vitally important that Year 11 students continue to complete the learning and assignments given to them by their subject teachers. It has not yet been confirmed exactly how GCSE grades will be determined this year but it seems certain that the work completed between now and the end of their time here will have an impact on their outcomes in some way.

Year 11 taster sessions at York College

Just a reminder that York College is holding its Virtual Taster Days for Year 11 students next week.

Students can still register for these, or they can simply go to the York College website next week to take part. Students can join at any time of day and see a huge range of videos and activities, information and FAQs. They can also email the subject areas directly with any questions they may have.

If you have any questions, please contact the Schools Liaison team at York College on info4schools@yorkcollege.ac.uk

Home learning heroes

We’ve had some amazing engagement with remote learning this week and we would love to see what your children have been up to in their remote classes so far. It would be great for families and students to share their experiences, so please tweet us photos of any work your child has done – it could be a science experiment, artwork, design, food, written work or anything else they (or you!) are proud of. We are also asking staff to tweet any great examples they see too (with permission of course).

All you need to do is mention @MillthorpeNews in your tweet and use the hashtag #homelearningheroes so that we can create a compilation of tweets in future.

Year 9 options process

As we are unable to hold our usual Options Evening for Year 9 students this year, information about the process and different subject choices will be available virtually. More details will follow nearer the time.

Safeguarding

If you have significant concerns for the welfare of a child, in addition to being able to contact Sophie Johnson during school hours, you may wish to make direct contact with the York MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) on T: 01904 551900, option 3. They operate an out-of-hours service so concerns can be raised with them at any time.

For further information please see the safeguarding link on our school website.