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Safeguarding & Student Services

Concerns regarding students should initially be referred to the Student Services Team. Concerns of a safeguarding nature should be referred to the Safeguarding Team.

Safeguarding Team

Headteacher: Mr V Groak

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs J Anderson

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs L Kelsey

Safeguarding Manager: Mrs V Toole

Attendance Manager: Mrs K McDonald

Attendance Officer: Mrs T Brown

If you need to contact us regarding a safeguarding or welfare matter, please email:


Student Services Team

The Student Services Team will meet with parents to establish the nature of any concern and provide a support plan that may involve outside agencies to support the young person and the family.

If you need to contact us regarding your child, please email using the addresses below.

Assistant Headteacher - Student Welfare: Mr C Sinclair


Head of Year 7: Miss A Pinkney

Assistant Head of Year 7: Miss V Briggs


Head of Year 8: Mrs T Taylor

Assistant Head of Year 8: Miss K Staveley


Head of Year 9: Mr N Leckenby

Assistant Head of Year 9: Mrs S Newman


Head of Year 10: Mrs J Todd

Assistant Head of Year 10: Mrs N Green


Head of Year 11: Mr L Julian

Assistant Head of Year 11: Mrs R Lacey

Reflection Room Inclusion Manager: Mr S Crooks


If you need to contact us regarding your child, please email using the addresses below.


Agency Support

The school has well-developed links with the following agencies:

  • Education Welfare Service
  • Youth and Family Support Service
  • Social Services
  • Health Service
  • Rights and Participation Project (RAPP)
  • Wings (Bereavement support)
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The Student Service team can provide parents with web links to follow-up concerns and in certain cases indicate the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) in order to establish the level of need for a student or family.


School Nurse and Health Visiting team (ISPHNs)

The ISPHNs website can be found by visiting

ISPHNs Secondary School Leaflet can be found here

The CHAT HEALTH number is 07507 332891. This is a confidential texting service available to students aged 11-19 years.

A School Nurse, employed by the Health Service, visits Hessle High School and is available to all young people. Appointments with the school nurse may be requested directly with the School Nurse using the numbers on the Student Information Boards or through the Student Services Team. The School Nurse may also be contacted directly on Tuesday lunchtimes at the health drop-in sessions.