Safeguarding at NSG
This school is committed to providing a place where all girls belong and where every girl is nurtured and empowered to grow, succeed and lead.
We believe that student's welfare and safety is of paramount importance. We use our ethos of 3 Respects: Respect for self; Respect for others; Respect for learning to embed and promote our students’ welfare, safety, health and happiness.
The schools large DSL team is led by the Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead Abigail Boddy (Deputy Headteacher) and includes the Heads of Year at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. Our Safeguarding policy is centred on the premise that everyone at NSG has a responsibility in the safeguarding our students. We believe “Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.” (Department for Education, Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2019) All staff receive annual training and regular information updates to ensure they are able to fulfil their role
The Safeguarding policy sets out how Northampton School for Girls will meet its statutory duty under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of students and help them to achieve good outcomes.
Child protection is a key part of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This refers to the activity that is undertaken by NSG to protect specific children who are suffering, or are at risk of suffering, significant harm. (Working Together to Safeguard Children 2016)
If you have a concern that a NSG student is being harmed or at risk of harm or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact one the following:
The students Head of Year
The Head of Learning Community (OAK Sarah Timms/ELM Carol Pitchler)
Abigail Boddy– Designated Safeguarding Lead (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please call the school on 01604 679540
- Covid Child Protection Addendum May 2020
- Click here to view the PSHE programme
- Click here to view the Relationships and sex education (RSE) policy
- DFE FAQ help sheet
The NSG Anti Bullying policy has been produced through collaboration, of students, staff and governors. The policy is built on our 3 RESPECTS; focused on respecting oneself, showing respect for one another by celebrating difference and diversity whilst using our respect for learning to continue to share our understanding of what makes NSG a great community
Access to ICT facilities is a privilege at NSG and should be used wisely and thoughtfully.
- Protect your work by keeping your password to yourself; never use someone else’s logon name or password
- If you receive an email containing material of a violent, dangerous, racist, or inappropriate content, always report such messages to a member of staff
- You should access the Internet for studying purposes or for school authorised/supervised activities
- The School is aware that bullying can take place online and is committed in providing support and advice to all learners.
Please read the E safety Policy and Code of Conduct. Failure to comply will be dealt with quickly and robustly
If you need support from external agencies such as Childline or CEOP or want to watch some useful support videos please our dedicated Online and Esafety page on this site. In the righthand side menu.