John Taylor High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We recognise that this is everyone’s responsibility. At John Taylor High School, we pay due regard to new legislation when carrying out our duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

John Taylor High School works with the procedures set out by the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board, Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023). We do this by:

  • Ensuring that Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Ensuring children in our school can share their concerns and ensure that they have a ‘voice’.
  • Ensuring our staff are trained, regularly and rigorously.
  • Ensuring children in our school are educated through a broad and balanced curriculum offering advice and guidance which allows them to make decision to help keep themselves safe.
  • Ensuring we work collaboratively, knowing that no one agency can have the full picture, sharing information in a timely and accurate way and also ensuring that when required, we are not afraid to challenge professionals to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people.

Designated Safeguarding Lead and SPOC

Mrs M Bousfield- Assistant Headteacher and Head of Upper School

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mrs K Harrison- Safeguarding Officer

Mrs S Appleton- Senior Family Support

Mrs L Heathcote- Sixth Form Pastoral

Mrs S Hickey- Attendance Intervention Manager

Ms C Crutchley- Assistant Headteacher and Head of Lower School

Mrs A Spencer- Assistant Headteacher and Director of Sixth Form

Mr J Twynham- Deputy Headteacher

During school hours and term time you can contact the Safeguarding Team by calling the main school number 01283 247800 and selecting the option for the direct Safeguarding Line.

During weekends and holidays, if you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person please use the contact details below:


Staffordshire Childrens’ Advice and Support Team (Monday- Friday 8am-5pm) 0300 111 8007

Emergency Out of Hours (Evenings and Weekends) 0345 604 2886


Non-Emergency- 101

Emergency- 999


Child Protection Referrals 01629 533190