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.
KEY STAFF CONTACTS
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.
HSLC SUPPORT OPERATION ENCOMPASS.
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 http://www.operationencompass.org
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