Our Safeguarding Team:


Mrs Sharon Walker

Associate Senior Leader & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr James Down


Mr Jordan Williams

Nominated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Hannah Penrice

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Michael Brewer

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Points of Contact:


Who should I contact if I have a safeguarding concern about a student?


  • Mrs Sharon Walker, Associate Senior Leader & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Tel: 01803 328725 (ext 170) –  Email: [email protected]


  • Mrs Hannah Penrice, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Tel: 01803 328725 (ext 154) – Email: [email protected]


  • Mr Michael Brewer, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Tel: 01803 328725 (ext 124) – Email: [email protected]


Who should I contact if I have a safeguarding concern about an adult in school?


  • Mr James Down, Headteacher

(01803) 328725

Safeguarding & Welfare Team

  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Hannah Penrice
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr Michael Brewer
  • Pastoral Support Officer – Mrs Suzy Woods
  • Pastoral Support Officer – Mr Nigel Morris
  • Pastoral Support Officer- Miss Hannah Aske
  • Family Support Officer – Mrs Amy West
  • School Counsellor – Mrs Claire Funnell (1 day a week)
  • Pastoral Admin  – Mrs Elaine Lightowlers
  • First Aid – Mrs Helen Sivyer

Heads of Year – Culture, Progress & Attendance:

  • Team Leader – Mr Colin Horrocks
  • Year 7 Head of Year – Mr Paul Chapman
  • Year 8 Head of Year – Miss Annie Hawkins
  • Year 9  Head of Year – Miss Lauren Gale
  • Year 10  Head of Year – Mr Colin Gibson
  • Year 11 Head of Year – Mr Diccon Haynes
  • Attendance Improvement Officer – Mrs Letitia Wills
  • Attendance Administrator – Mrs Polly Coaker

Emmaus Centre Team: 


  • Emmaus Centre Team Leader – Mr Adam Chadwick
  • Emmaus Centre Senior Behaviour Mentor – Mr Ryan Hardman
  • Emmaus Centre Support – Mrs Michelle Twigg, Mrs Stephanie White, Miss Alex Pingerra


Please note that the first point of contact for all parents and carers in matters other than Child Protection is their child’s form tutor.


On Site Support:

Torbay Young Carers – Mrs Angela Poole

Linx Christian Youth Trust – Philip Eley & Charlie Haywood


Linked Agencies:


The Pastoral 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.



STCM Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies:



Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2021-22


Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy – Parent Friendly


Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy – Child Friendly


Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy – COVID 19 Annexe


E-Safety Policy


Further information for parents and carers:


Operation Encompass:


Letter to Parents regarding Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass School Poster 

Operation Encompass Parent Poster 


Children‘s Mental Health Awareness:


Advice for parents/carers 

Tips for children


Anti-Bullying Awareness:


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






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 can help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.


Conversation starter for parents/carers

Fact sheet for parents/carers

‘Get involved’ activity  

Further information on Safer Internet Day 2018

NSPCC Online Safety


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


Torbay Virtually Safe

CEOP Think You Know Website


Links to more advice:


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

Online safety advice

NSPCC helpline

CEOP – Information, advice and support from the police

Webwise – Internet Safety Guidance

BBC Share, Take Care game

Connect Safely

Think U Know

Internet Watch Foundation


Parental Controls:


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


Top 10 tips for keeping children 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 toikeepsafe.org/iksc_partners/symantec.
  10. Teach your children to tell a parent, teacher or trusted adult if they feel uncomfortable about anything they’ve seen on a computer.

For more tips from the National Cyber Security Alliance, go online to www.staysafeonline.org or www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents




Useful links to the latest safeguarding information:


Keeping Children Safe in Education

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


Drugs and Alcohol awareness

Psychoactive substance legislation


Extra-Curricular Clubs

Live life to the full at STCM


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


Prevent Radicalisation:


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 Mrs Walker, the Designated Safeguarding Lead.