Everyone at Wollaston School has a responsibility to keep our children safe and protected.  If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child in our school please speak to our Safeguarding Team.

Safeguarding Team 2024

What to do if you have a safeguarding concern

Contact the schools designated single point of contact Anita Walker, Assistant Headteacher (Designated Safeguarding Lead) on  or contact the school on 01933 663501 to speak to any of the Safeguarding Team above.

Within school hours: contact a member of our Safeguarding team as listed above.

Out of school hours: contact the M.A.S.H (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)

Telephone: 0300 126 7000

The Government provides guidance on 'Keeping Children Safe in Education', please click here to be taken to the GOV.UK website.

If you are a child and are worried about any issue there will always be someone for you to talk to.

Whether it’s a personal issue, a difficult situation in school, someone you are worried about at home or a friend that you think needs help there are many people that you can turn to in a variety of different means.

Your Form Tutor
Your form tutor is there to offer advice and guidance when needed.

Your Head of Year
They are your dedicated year team who you can talk to about any concerns you have.

Student Support Officers

Our dedicated team are here to support both pupils and parents.

Safeguarding and Early Help – Michelle Ratledge

Wellbeing Support – Annie Cootes

KS3 Behaviour Support – Claire Burgess

KS4 Behaviour Support – Marisa Weir-Smith

Attendance – Karen Martin

Student Reception – Susan Halliday


The Child Protection Team

Wollaston School has a team of specially trained staff who you can talk to and share issues that are concerning you.

The School Nurse

The school nurse can see students during school time, and you can book an appointment through your Head of Year, member of the pastoral support team or Ms Walker. The school nurse is also in school on Thursday lunchtimes in the office at the end of the Humanities corridor for a weekly drop-in.

A Mentor

You can request to have a student/ Sixth Form mentor who you can talk to. Just speak to your head of year or student reception.

The Info Wall

The information wall outside of the canteen highlights people you can speak to and information you might find useful.


Parents should contact the Head of Year or Designated Safeguarding Lead for any safeguarding concerns. Pupils can either speak to a colleague, email their head of year or send an email to Please note, the worried@ email is intended for pupil use only.