Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr James Down

Safeguarding Officer – Mrs Anita Perram

 St Cuthbert Mayne Student Welfare Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr James Down

Student Welfare Team:

Years 7 & 8 Deputy Year Coordinator – Mrs Suzy Woods

Years 9 & 10 Deputy Year Coordinator – Mrs Marie Rees

Years 11, 12 & 13 Deputy Year Coordinator – Mr Colin Gibson

School Counsellor – Mrs Claire Funnell (3 days a week)

Attendance Improvement Officer – Ms Laura Begley

Director of KS3 and KS4 and Year Co-ordinators – Mr Colin Horrocks


On Site Support:

Torbay Young Carers – Mrs Angela Poole (Wednesdays only)

School Nurse – Natalie Duffen (selected days only)

Linx Christian Youth Trust – Jordan Williams & Charlie Haywood

‘Imagine’ Lunchtime club – Fatima Sbaai, Yvonne Haynes (selected days only)

EAL Lunchtime club – Laurie Lane (Thursdays only)

Linked Agencies:

The Student Welfare Team works alongside Checkpoint, Young Carers, Community Police Officers and Police, Youth Offending Team, Family Group Conferencing, CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service), School Nurse, Sexual Health Services and other outside professionals as appropriate.

Anti-Bullying Week

Please click on the link below for more information for families:

Some other national awareness dates to note are:


National Stress Awareness Day 2nd November 2016
World Kindness Day 13th November 2016
Anger Awareness Week 1st – 7th December 2016
Safer internet Day 7th February 2017
Eating Disorders Awareness Week 20th – 26th February 2017
Self-Injury Awareness Day 1st March 2017
Mental Health Awareness Week 8th – 14th May 2017



Keeping our children safe when using the internet either at home on a computer or when they are out and about using a mobile device is a top priority. We have a list of tips below to guide you and some useful links to informative websites. We will also add information about any recent internet related topics.
Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online

Torbay Virtually Safe is a website with advice and information on e-safety issues. Please click the below link to access the website.

Top 10 tips for keeping kids safe online
1. Keep the computer in a common room in the house and position the monitor so it’s available for public viewing.
2. Establish rules for using the Internet and teach your children important safety guidelines
3. Understand social networking. Teach your children that people online are not always who they say they are. Popular social networking sites are a favourite hunting ground for predators. Teach your children how to use the privacy settings and to keep identifying information off their blogs.
4. Tell your children to keep their personal information protected. Children should never give their real name, address, phone number, the name of their school or a picture of themselves to anyone they meet online. NEVER let your children meet in person with anyone they’ve met on the Internet.
5. Protect your children’s passwords and create generic names. Make sure your children don’t have screen names or aliases that reveal their personal information, including their full name, age, gender, etc.
6. Frequently check your computer’s Internet history and monitor your children’s email account. Let them know you’re checking these, why you’re doing it and talk about potential online danger.
7. Spend time with your children online. Have them show you their favourite sites.
8. Teach your children cyber ethics. For example, hacking into someone’s computer is just as wrong as breaking into someone else’s home. You set rules, boundaries and codes of acceptable behaviour in the real world; do the same for the virtual world.
9. Be computer savvy. Use antivurs, antispyware and a firewall and keep them current, but don’t rely on them as your only line of defence. For an easy step-by-step technical turorial for parents, go
10. Teach your children to tell a parent, teacher or trusted adult if they feel uncomfortable about anything they’ve seen on a computer.
Please click on the following links to download and print off our rules for parents andrules for students – pin it up to help remind you!
Rules for Parents
Rules for Students
For more tips from the National Cyber Security Alliance, go online to


Keeping Children Safe in Education

For the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education publication please click here

Drugs and Alcohol awareness

Psychoactive substance legislation

Online Safety

Helping children and young people to spot the signs of online grooming

Online safety advice

For a video on  ‘Tackling Cyber bullying’ from NSPCC please click here

NSPCC – Support and guidance on keeping children safe

CEOP – Information, advice and support from the police

Webwise – Internet Safety Guidance

BBC Share, Take Care

Connect Safely

Think U Know

Internet Watch Foundation

For E-Safety guidance from BT on how to set up parental controls please click here

For E-Safety guidance from Sky on how to set up parental controls please click here

For E-Safety guidance from Talk Talk on how to set up parental controls please click here

For E-Safety guidance from Virgin Media on how to set up parental controls please click here

K9 Web Protection – Free

Extra Curricular Clubs

For information on the ‘Funky Monkey’ club please click here

Leaving children at home alone

For guidance on leaving children at home alone please click here

Radicalisation and extremism

Protecting children and young people against radicalisation and extremism

Gov.UK Prevent Duty

Radicalisation and Prevent

We are committed at St Cuthbert Mayne School to keeping children safeguarded against the risk of extremism.  Should you have any concerns about radicalisation or extremism as a student or parent, then please contact Mr Down, the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Mrs Perram, the Child Protection Officer.
In order to educate all staff and students about the dangers of extremism, we have a strategy for doing this.  You can view this by clicking the link below.