St. Mary's

Safeguarding & Pupil Welfare

Respecting the uniqueness of each person is central to the caring nature of the Academies within our Trust and a reflection of the Gospel message of love. Based on this expression the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust accepts its responsibilities and duties in relation to Child Protection issues. The Trust recognises that promoting children’s well-being and safeguarding them from significant harm depends crucially upon effective information sharing, collaboration and understanding between agencies and professionals.

As staff within each Academy have regular contact with children we are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour or failure to develop. Parents should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused or is in danger of abuse, the Trust is required by Law to report their concerns to the Children and Young People’s Department. Blackpool has clear procedures that the Trust supports and follows in reacting to issues of concern relating to the protection of children.

REporting Harmful content you've found online

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Personnel with designated responsibility for child protection at St. Mary's

Mrs. Mannino: Lead Designated Safeguarding Person
Mr. Eccles: Other Designated Sageguarding Person
Miss Leck: Safeguarding Officer

Pastoral Team
Year 7

Head of Year 7: Mrs. Pickworth
Assistant Head of Year 7: Miss Oldfield
Year 7 Pastoral Manager: Mrs. Bailey

Year 8

Head of Year 8: Miss Fitzpatrick
Assistant Head of Year 8: Miss Clempson
Year 8 Pastoral Manager: Miss Carty

Year 9

Head of Year 9: Miss Anderson
Assistant Head of Year 9: Mrs Mallinson
Year 9 Pastoral Manager: Mrs. Prosser

Year 10

Head of Year 10: Mrs. Parry
Assistant Head of Year 10: Mrs. Braebaum
Year 10 Pastoral Manager: TBA

Year 11

Head of Year 11: Mr. Brookfield
Assistant Head of Year 11: Mrs. Thackwray
Year 11 Pastoral Manager: TBA

Pastoral Team

Mrs. Murray, Assistant Head Teacher
Mr. Dodgson, Pastoral Key Worker
Mr. Singleton, Pastoral Key Worker
Mr. Valentine, Referral Room Manager
Miss Gardiner, Our Children Key Worker
Miss Aland, Academic Mentor

The Link Team

Mr. McKay: Behaviour Support Manager
Mrs. West: Family Support Worker


Mrs. Stansfield: SENDCO