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Thurston Community College

Thurston Community College

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At Thurston Community College we consider safeguarding to be everyone’s responsibility and as such our College aim is to create an environment within which every student has the opportunity to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being.

Through a broad and balanced curriculum (including Personal, Social, Health and Careers Education (PSHCE), assemblies, academic tutoring) we aim to create an atmosphere in which everyone, regardless of race, creed, gender, culture or ability, is aware of their right to be valued, respected, listened to and believed. We wish all students to know that they do not have to accept the actions of others towards them without question and that they are entitled to share their concerns within or outside the College community.

All staff and regular visitors will, through training or induction, know how to recognise a disclosure from a student and will know how to manage this. We will listen. We will not make promises we cannot keep to any student and we will not keep secrets. We will not investigate safeguarding concerns or ask leading questions; but will adopt the appropriate procedures by working in partnership with other agencies, and seek to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues. We will develop activities and opportunities within PSHCE and throughout our curriculum that will help to equip our students with the skills they need to stay safe.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact any of the staff below on 01359 230885.
In case of an emergency outside of College hours (08.00 - 17:15), please phone 07515 190335.


Mick HarkinMick Harkin
Designated Senior Lead (DSL) (Student Support Manager)




Mr Stefan Stoneman - Alternative DSLStefan Stoneman

Alternative DSL (Assistant Principal House Leader - Penrose House)




Alex Baker  Additional Alternative DSL (Assistant Principal House Leader - Rendell House)

Alex Baker

Additional Alternative DSL (Assistant Principal House Leader - Rendell House)




Colin Branch, Student Support OfficerColin Branch

Additional Alternative DSL (Student Support Officer)




Additional Alternative Designated ProfessionalPippa Cooper

Additional Alternative DSL (Head of Year 13)




Additional Alternative Designated ProfessionalSarah Dunsdon

Additional Alternative DSL (Assistant Principal House Leader - Wolsey House)




Additional Alternative Designated ProfessionalWinston Ewers

Additional Alternative DSL (Assistant Principal House Leader - Anderson House)




Additional Alternative Designated ProfessionalRebecca Harper

Additional Alternative DSL (Assistant Principal House Leader - Gainsborough House)




Mr Paul PotterMr Paul Potter

Additional Alternative DSL (Vice Principal, Head of Sixth Form)




Additional Alternative Designated ProfessionalAmanda Walden

Additional Alternative DSL (Head of Year 13)




Angela Branfield  Designated Governor for SafeguardingAngela Branfield

Designated Governor for Safeguarding




Local Authority Safeguarding (Western Area) - Tel: 0808 800 4005