Safeguarding & Safety

QE is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and safety of students. Theresa Amarawansa, the College’s Vice Principal, is the named member of the Senior Management Team with responsibility for safeguarding issues including the Prevent Agenda, which aims to prevent radicalisation and terrorism. Lucy Stephenson, the College’s Safeguarding Manager, is the Deputy Safeguarding Lead. Two other members of the Senior Management Team, four Directors and the College’s SENCO assist with safeguarding. All of these members of staff have been trained to Level 3 Safeguarding. Iain Clyde is the designated lead Safeguarding governor.

If you have a safeguarding concern about a QE student, including about yourself, or wish to report an incident please contact Theresa Amarawansa (tamarawansa@qeliz.ac.uk) or Lucy Stephenson (lstephenson@qeliz.ac.uk).

For information and contact details about external agencies that can support mental health and emotional wellbeing, please see details at the bottom of the page.

The College’s Safeguarding and Prevent policies and procedures apply to all staff, governors, volunteers and contractors working in the College and are available on request.

We aim to:

  • Safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of students
  • Promote an aspirational culture that supports, stimulates and develops students
  • Provide a safe, supportive and civilised learning environment that enables students to fulfil their potential
  • Ensure procedures are in place for identifying and reporting cases or suspected cases of abuse
  • Raise awareness of safeguarding issues through staff training
  • Work with students, parents and staff to promote online safety
  • Ensure that students and staff understand the Prevent Agenda, which aims to prevent radicalisation and terrorism, and which promotes British Values.
  • Ensure that students know there are staff in College to support them if they have concerns
  • Ensure that we practise safe recruitment when checking the suitability of staff, governors and volunteers to work with students
  • Consult with and listen to students so that their views are taken into account

Wellbeing support for students during exams

Exams can exacerbate feelings of stress and anxiety for students. This is a normal response but some students may need a little help to cope with exam pressure. 

Feel free to use the support provided in these links to help you:

Please see below for information and contact details about external agencies that can support mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.