INFORMATION and Contacts

Hornsea School and Language College (HSLC) is committed to an inclusive approach to supporting diversity, engagement with learning and academic progress, personal development and student well-being. We believe that creating a vibrant learning community where students have a clear sense of belonging; feel valued; safe; happy and settled, is key to achieving the best outcomes. As a school we are committed to working in partnership to achieve this, with Parents / Carers and our partner agencies that are able to offer support.

‘Positive Discipline’ is firmly established within HSLC and at the heart of our approach to promoting, incentivising and supporting engagement with learning and maintaining a stimulating and rewarding learning environment for all pupils. It is a transparent, consistent, structured system based upon clear expectations, support, rewards and sanctions.

As part of our commitment to inclusivity and supporting SEND and diversity, pupils identified as belonging to a range of ‘disadvantaged groups’ benefit from overlapping structures in school, led by our SENCo and supported by key senior personnel, designed to monitor progress and well-being.

The ’offer’ at HSLC spans a wide ranging curriculum delivered by highly motivated and committed staff, with a large variety of ongoing extra-curricular activities, clubs and trips designed to motivate and broaden personal horizons.

Pupil well-being and safety is of paramount importance at HSLC and we have dedicated, non-teaching Pastoral and Student Support Teams in place to achieve this objective. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and school procedures and format of this document, have been developed in line with recommendations and guidance from the East Riding Safeguarding Children Board (ERSCB). The aim is to protect and promote the welfare, safety and healthy development of all pupils by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive community.

Please feel free to contact any of the Inclusion, Safeguarding and Pastoral Support Team with any queries or concerns.


Mrs Kay Sullivan – Safeguarding and Welfare Manager (DSL) - Contact: 01964 532727 /[email protected]

Mrs Emma Webster – Deputy Safeguarding and Welfare Manager (DDSL) - Contact: 01964 532727 / [email protected]

Mrs Vicky Parnaby – SENCO/Head of Learning Enhancement.  Contact: 01964 532727 / [email protected] (SEND Governor is Mrs Sarah Whitaker)

Mrs Debbie Dearing - Designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children. Contact: 01964 532727 /[email protected]

Mr Ash Dexter – Head of Positive Discipline / Pastoral Team.  Contact: 01964 532727 /
[email protected]

Mrs Julie Lockwood – Attendance Officer. Contact 01964 532727 /
[email protected] Reporting Pupil Absence Tel 01964 532727 option 1

Mrs Sarah Whitaker – Designated Governor for Safeguarding (DSG), contact: 01964 532727 asking for Nichola Thompson (pa to Headteacher) / [email protected]

The HSLC Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is reviewed annually and is available on the HSLC web site in the Policies Section. If you have any queries or would like to comment on any aspect of this Policy or make suggestions, please contact the DSL, Chris Hamling. If you would like a copy of the HSLC Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, please contact the school direct on 01964 532727 or [email protected] All HSLC Policies are available on the school web site or via the school Reception.

Please be aware that in line with guidance provided to school by the Local Authority and documented in the HSLC Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (p.7, s.9.2 and s.24), there may be occasions that, due to specific circumstances and concerns, contact is made with partner agencies and advice sought, prior to parent / carers being contacted. However, this is by exception and the established and routine approach is to seek to work in a proactive and positive way with parents and carers.


Operation Encompass was created and is supported by Humberside Police to ensure that by 9.00am on the next day the school will be informed that a child or young person has been involved in a domestic abuse incident. This knowledge, given to the school's trained Key Adult, allows school to be aware of difficulties and ensure an appropriate response is in place to any identified need. Discreet support will be geared to individual circumstances. More information visit

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