Dear Parent/Carer

We are pleased, once again, to share with you that Churchill Community College has been given the opportunity to take part in the Home Office approved project. It is being led by Northumbria Police in partnership with Barnardo’s and Operation Encompass. The project, named Operation Encompass The Next Steps, aims to form part of a wider strategy to break the cycle of Domestic Abuse through education and support.

The project will help all children in Northumbria to learn about friendships, relationships, emotions and rules so that they can live and work together safely.

Our school will also benefit from having one of twelve School Safeguarding Liaison Officers who will:

  • Work with our teachers to deliver an age-appropriate session exploring aspects of domestic abuse, friendships, relationships, emotions
  • Be available in school for drop in sessions at specified times so that children and parents can talk about issues that they may have around relationships and domestic abuse.

A drop-in session will be held in the Conference room, a private space, on Friday 28th February from 1.15pm to 2pm and 3.30pm to 4.00pm.  Please report to our Main Reception and a member of staff will show you to the room. This will be done with as much confidentiality as possible.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for children and the whole school community.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Lucy Roderick
Assistant Headteacher