Head of School - Anouska Gardner
Head of School - Anouska Gardner



Child Protection and Safeguarding

Barlby High School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. Each student’s welfare is of paramount importance and we believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.  We achieve this through putting in place robust systems and procedures to manage any concerns reported. We respond immediately to any concerns raised and ensure that these are dealt with appropriately, sensitively and in a timely manner.

If your child is ever concerned about their safety or well-being or about another student, they should talk to someone such as a parent/carer/guardian, and/or a member of staff at school such as their Form Tutor, House Leader or a member of Student Welfare Team. Alternatively you can also speak to Sarah Denham (Assistant Vice Principal: Safeguarding)

Talking about a problem helps, and if the problem cannot be resolved by the member of staff that your child has talked to, they will find other people to help.

We have also produced a Safeguarding and Wellbeing Bulletin which gathers together important information for students and their parents, carers and families.

– Safeguarding and Wellbeing: Bulletin 1
– Safeguarding and Wellbeing: Bulletin 2
– Safeguarding and Wellbeing: Bulletin 3
– Safeguarding and Wellbeing: Bulletin 4

Click for – Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

Operation Encompass

Link: Operation Encompass – Parent/Carer Poster

Link: Operation Encompass – Helpline-Poster

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child please talk to any teacher or you can speak directly to a member of the school’s safeguarding team.

    • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Denham
    • Principal – Mrs Gardner
    • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss Lambert

To view our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, please go to our Policies Page.

The NSPCC have set up a dedicated, confidential, helpline available to current or past victims of sexual violence or harassment, as well as parents, carers or professions with concerns. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is: 0800 136 663


It was an absolute privilege and delight to watch our Year 10 GCSE Drama students perform Blood Brothers last week. They were brilliant and are a credit to the school. Well done everyone. pic.twitter.com/Ec9D…