Safety and Wellbeing
Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures
At Thurston Community College we consider safeguarding to be everyone’s responsibility. We aim 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. Everyone needs to be valued regardless of race, creed, gender, culture or ability, and is aware of their right to be 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.
If students have any concerns they can see any of our Safeguarding team, we will listen. We will not make promises we cannot keep to any student and we will not keep secrets.
We do not have a College nurse on site available to assess student health, however the College has an area set aside for medical emergencies.
A member of the Nursing Team attends the College every Tuesday; Break 1 for Years 7/8/9 and Break 2 for Years 10/11; for a student drop-in service, which is located in the Student Support Centre. Appointments can also be booked via the students House Team.
PCSO Matthew Smith is available for drop-in sessions every Tuesday (Week 2) during Break 2, he will be located in the Student Support Centre.
The following information has been written to support student wellbeing:
- The School Nursing Team presentation
- Suffolk Children's Trust Partnership
- Student Support - Social Media Advice - Cyber Bullying
The behaviour expectations for the College are based on mutual respect in the interests of the wellbeing of all members of the College.