Pastoral & Safeguarding

Sale High School provides outstanding pastoral care.  Pastoral care focuses on student wellbeing and happiness. We have the joy of watching children turn into confident, thoughtful and articulate young people with self-belief and ambition. We recognise our moral and stautory responsiblity to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our students and staff.

Form Tutors

Form tutors provide daily pastoral care and are the first port of call for students encountering any difficulties in or out of school.  Form Tutors are able to foster trusting relationships with their tutees and can signpost students to the correct member of staff or agency if they need extra support.


Aspire is our Learning support base and inclusion centre. It is a resource to support students and is staffed by a team of dedicated and caring intervention leaders. The centre offers a range of support in the form of one to one tuiton and group work. It also provides social and emotional support for our more vunerable learners.

Student Services

Often seen as the hub of the school, student services is open all day, helping students in all aspects of school life. The hub helps students with everyday issues including uniform, bus timetables, collecting trip money as well as providing medical care, helping students access services they are entitled to and providing an extra link between the school, students and parents.


Our school is part of a project, which is run between Trafford Local Authority, schools and Greater Manchester Police. The project called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is communicated through a secure email to school following an incident.

The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the key adult, is available to liaise with children’s services and the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence.

In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident.

The key adults at Sale High School are Mr Scully, Mr Cree and Mr Reeve.

If s/he receives an Encompass notification they will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help – if the child needs this. Most of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on him or her and making sure the child has a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreement on how to help, if needed.

All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adult may contact other organisations.

The sharing of information from the police allows the school to be ready to help your child straight away, and it means that parents are aware that the Key Adult knows that something has happened. Parents can come and talk to our Key Adult. The Key Adult can point you towards other people that can help.

Our aim is to support children and their families.

Meet the safeguarding team

Mr J Scully

Assistant Headteacher


Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mr A Cree

Assistant Headteacher


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)





Mr J Worrall

Senior Head of Year







Mrs K Varley

Head of Year




Mrs D Boardman

Head of Year