All staff at Woldgate School and Sixth Form College are responsible for safeguarding, and we encourage pupils to speak to any member of staff if they have any worries or concerns. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (and Headteacher) is Mr Sloman.  Our link Governors for Safeguarding are Patrick John and Mrs Faulkner who can be contacted through the main school office.

Key Members of Staff for Safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Sloman

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection Coordinator - Mrs Wright

Head of Lower School - Mrs Geary

Head of Middle School - Mr Macdonald

Head of Upper School - Mr Bell

Head of Sixth Form - Miss Smith

Special Educational Needs Coordinator  - Mrs McKie (Years 7, 8 and 9) Miss France (Years 10, 11 and Sixth Form)

Attendance and Wellbeing Coordinator - Mrs Sanchez-Ewbank

Inclusion Manager - Miss Parkin

Care & Achievement Coordinator for Year 7 - Mrs McDonough

Care & Achievement Coordinator for Year 8 - Mrs Cross

Care & Achievement Coordinator for Year 9 - Mrs Cavanagh

Care & Achievement Coordinator for Year 10 - Mr Joseph

Care & Achievement Coordinator for Year 11 - Mrs Clark

Care & Achievement Coordinator for Upper School - Mr Elwers

Care & Achievement Coordinator Sixth Form - Mrs Fairhurst

East Riding of Yorkshire Contacts

Reporting concerns (

Local Authority Designated Officer: [email protected]

Key Links and Information

Advice for Children

Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy



Information for Visitors

Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2023)

Peer Mentors

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy & Procedure

WLP Whistle Blowing Policy and Procedure


Keep Children Safe in Education (2022) makes it clear that:

‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.  Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children…’

‘School and college staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, and prevent concerns from escalating.’


Safeguarding action may be needed to protect children and learners from:

  •   neglect
  •   physical abuse
  •   emotional abuse
  •   bullying, including online bullying and prejudice-based bullying
  •   racist, disability and homophobic or transphobic abuse
  •   gender-based violence
  •   radicalisation and/or extremist behaviour
  •   CSE
  •   the impact of new technologies on behaviour
  •   child on child abuse
  •   sexual harrassment
  •   criminal exploitation
  •   substance misuse
  •   domestic violence
  •   FGM
  •   forced marriage
  •   fabricated or induced illness


Safeguarding also relates to broader aspects of care and education, including:

  • children’s and learners’ health and safety and well-being, including their mental health.
  • meeting the needs of children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.
  • the use of reasonable force
  • meeting the needs of children and learners with medical conditions
  • providing first aid
  • educational visits
  • intimate care and emotional well-being
  • online safety and associated issues


Woldgate School and Sixth Form College takes safeguarding very seriously. All employees have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check carried out as part of our pre-employment checks and checks are also undertaken to verify identity, address, qualifications required for the post, right to work in the UK and previous employment history.

All employees at Woldgate have repeat DBS checks at least every three years and wear an identity badge on a green lanyard with a photograph that identifies them.


Care & Achievement Coordinators

Our Care & Achievement Coordinators support pupils in each year group, and are the main point of contact between parents, pupils and school.  If you have any queries, please contact the appropriate Care & Achievement Coordinator in the first instance.

Year 7 - Mrs McDonough - 07980 702715 - [email protected]

Year 8 - Mrs Cross - [email protected]

Year 9 - Mrs Cavanagh - 07790 987139 - [email protected]

Year 10 - Mr Joseph - 07790 987142 - [email protected]

Year 11 - Mrs Clark - 07790 987009 - [email protected]

Upper School - Mr Elwers - 07790 987131 - [email protected]

Sixth Form - Mrs Fairhurst - 07790 987137 - [email protected]

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection Coordinator - Mrs Wright - 07790 987007 - [email protected]

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Sloman - 01759 302395 - [email protected]

Attendance Officer - Mrs O'Brien - 01759 302395 - [email protected]

Attendance and Wellbeing Coordinator - Mrs Sanchez-Ewbank - [email protected]

If you require paper copies of any documents on our website please contact the school office (contact details below).

General Enquiries >

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College
92 Kilnwick Road
YO42 2LL
t 01759 302395 e-mail [email protected]

Sixth Form >

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Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.