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Our Lady’s R.C. High School

To Know, Love and Serve God


Pastoral Support

Keeping Your Child Safe

Safeguarding Team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mr Andy Nightingale (Deputy Headteacher)
Safeguarding and Family Support (DDSL): Miss Ruth Jones (Safeguarding and Family Support Lead)
Welfare Officer (DDSL): Miss Leah Slack
Nominated Governor: Carole D’Costa


Other Support:

Year 7: Miss E. Watkins
Year 8: Mr B. Mottershead
Year 9: Miss A. Jacques
Year 10: Miss L. Winter
Year 11: Mrs C. Lancaster
Designated Teacher (Looked After Children):     Miss S. Nicholson
Assistant SENCO: Mrs S. McNally
Attendance Officer: Ms J. Lowrey
Learning Mangers:

Mrs B. Gill 

Mrs V. Newey



At Our Lady's RC High School, we are committed to keeping your child safe whether that be with us on site, online or in the community. There is a dedicated safeguarding team on site who work with pupils and their families to provide universal support in the form of parenting support workshops, advice, signposting, onward referrals, in school meetings and home visits. As a safeguarding team we also work closely with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies to better support young people and their families; including Children and family services, Barnardo's workers, the Protect Team, NSPCC workers, Early Intervention Team workers and the Police. Supporting to get the best out of our young people by ensuring there are no barriers to accessing education.


Here are some resources that might support you as a parent or carer to better inform or advise your child. If you feel other advice would be useful, please contact the Safeguarding Lead, Ruth Jones or Welfare Officer, Leah Slack at school on 0161 507 9640. The links for these resources are listed below:

School Health Advisor

At Our Lady's, we have a school health advisor called Gina Cashinella-Wilkinson in school on a Thursday. If you have any health concerns your child can attend the lunch time drop-in, or please contact a member or the safeguarding team with your concerns and we can make any necessary onward referrals.


On site we have our own independent counsellor, Suzanne Booth, who is able to offer one to one and group support to address a range of difficulties including low self-esteem, separation and attachment difficulties. 


We have also included a short summary of agencies that could help support your child:

  • Police - 999 direct or 101 non-emergency number
  • Manchester Children and Families Contact Centre – 0161 234 5001
  • Harpurhey Children services district office 0161 205 7321
  • ChildLine - 0800 1111
  • Protect Team - 0161 226 4196
  • MASH Team Children and Families Directorate - 0161 219 2843
  • NSPCC 24 Hour free phone service - 0800 800 500
  • Samaritans - 08457909090
  • Women's Domestic Violence Helpline - 0161 636 7525
  • Men's Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 801 0327
  • North Early Help Hub - 0161 234 1973