Our students tell us they feel safe and cared for when they are with us. This is confirmed in our most recent OFSTED and SCIES (Safeguarding Children in Education Settings) inspection reports. We really do Achieve Success Together and work hard to create a Culture of Recognition, where all students are praised and recognised when they do well.
We have a number of teams within school whose roles are to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all students under our care:
- Our Guidance Team is led by Mrs Darling (Deputy Headteacher) and includes Mr Tyrrell (Assistant Headteacher), five Guidance Team Leaders and seven Form Tutors within each year group.
- Miss Franks leads the Student Support Team, which includes six Learning Mentors and a Family Support Worker.
- Mrs Darling leads the Safeguarding Team, which is made up of 3 Deputy Safeguarding leads: Miss Franks, Miss Boulton and Miss Haney.
- We also liaise very closely with external agencies, including Children's Social Care, Cheshire Police, MyCWA, Visyon, CAMHS and the School Nurse team.
At CHS we provide support for all students in order to remove barriers to learning, be this at classroom, form group or year group level. We also implement bespoke intervention plans for students with additional pastoral needs.
If you have any concerns or queries, we usually recommend contacting your child's form tutor in the first instance, who will then be able to direct you to the most appropriate member of staff. Alternatively you can email your child's Guidance Team Leader. A full list of Form Tutors and Guidance Team Leaders can be found in the 'Contact Us' section of the website. Click here to be redirected.
Mrs Darling, Mr Tyrrell, Miss Franks, Miss Boulton and Miss Haney can all be contacted via the main school telephone line: 01260 730123 or by email:
- Mrs Darling email@example.com
- Mr Tyrrell firstname.lastname@example.org
- Miss Franks email@example.com
- Miss Boulton firstname.lastname@example.org
- Miss Haney email@example.com
A list of emergency helplines and other useful contact details can be found on the 'Someone who can Help' section of this page (tab above) and more specific information with regard to e-Safety and social media and gaming can be found within our 'e-safety' section in the Parent/Carer area of this website.
Useful documents, including information on support from external agencies can be found on the 'Helpful Information' section of this page.
We value the close working relationship between home and school and know just how important this is in order to help students achieve. We love to hear about our students' successes and achievements outside of school time, so please do help us to celebrate by sharing photos and stories with your child's form tutor or emailing them to our dedicated Success hotline: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then share these on our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and in our half-termly newsletter.
Someone Who Can Help
Please do not struggle to cope alone. If you are worried about yourself or somebody else, there are many people that you can speak with in school. If you would rather talk to someone outside of school, or need help when school is closed, you will find contact details below of organisations who will be able to work with you to find solutions or direct you to the help you need.
NB. IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 999
How they can help
Getting in touch
The Mix Helpline
Tel: 0808 8084994 3pm-12am (free call)
Crisis Messenger 24/7 - Text: THEMIX to 85258
You can also email and webchat via the website
Contact CEOP via their website to make a report.
Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub
Tel: 0300 123 5101
|Visit the website to find advice, information and sources of help.
CAMHS (also CYPMHS)
Tel: 01625 712042
Hopeline UK/ Papyrus
Join the Kooth community via the website to message or live chat
Tel: 116123 (free call)
Crisis Messenger 24/7 - Text: 85258
6 Chantry Court, Forge St, Crewe CW1 2DL
Mental Health Crisis line:
Crisis Messenger 24/7 - Text: YM to 85258. (free)
akt - Albert Kennedy Trust
You can also live chat, refer yourself/another person to akt, and complete an enquiry form via the website
Tel: 0808 8010400 Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
Tel: 0300 3300630 10am-10pm every day
email: email@example.com (emails usually replied to within 72 hours)
Chat online via the website
The Proud Trust
|Webchat via website 12pm-6pm Tues/Thurs
Beat Eating Disorders
Tel: 0808 801 0677
Cheshire and Merseyside Adolescent Eating Disorder Service (CHEDS)
|For urgent help, call 0800 145 6485 or start a text conversation with a trained volunteer by texting BLUE to 85258
|Drug and Alcohol Issues
Talk to Frank
Change, Grow, Live
|Visit the website to chat online or find local sources of help for your particular issue.
You can find a range of helpful information and guides below.
Student Welfare Helpful Information
Local emotional health charity, Visyon, run workshops to help parents and carers support their child with a range of issues.
Our Year 7 to Year 11 students took part in valuable interactive and age-appropriate PSHE sessions at the end of January, covering Relationships, Health and Wellbeing, and Living in the Wider World.