St Augustine's Catholic College

Safeguarding at St Augustine’s

Pastoral Care

St Augustine’s models its pastoral practices on the teaching and example of Christ, The Good Shepherd, where every member of the college community plays a part in creating an atmosphere of freedom and love.

This is achieved through the daily exercise of courtesy, respect, valuing others, generosity and self-discipline.


Keeping Children Safe in Education is of primary importance for the College. While we promote the role of all members of the community to ensure all are safe, the college has a core team of staff whose role it is to address Safeguarding and Child Protection issues that arise for students.

It is the role of this team to ensure the Rights of the Child are being up-held and to address, formally or informally, any situations or occasions where these rights may be compromised.

This Team work closely with external agencies to ensure that students can access the support they need and that may fall outside of the remit of the College.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022


We all experience stress, anxiety or difficult situations at times - and often that can mean we need extra support.

Your first point of contact will be your Tutor or Head of Year. They can help with lots of things like dealing with friendship troubles, homework struggles, and your mental and physical wellbeing.

Sometimes you might need a little bit more help - and that's where our brilliant team in the Emmaus Suite come in. The Emmaus Suite is a safe space dedicated to helping students overcome all kinds of problems.

Here are some great resources to help you help yourself:

Mental Health

Live Well - NHS (

For children and young people | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

Rise Above

Receiving support | Young Peoples Mental Health | On My Mind | Anna Freud Centre

Young peoples experiences

For Children & Young People - TeenTalk

Get help | Barnardo's (

Home - Kooth

Home - Calm Harm App

Building Resilience in Children

Harmful Sexual Behaviours

The things I wish my parents had known - online sexual abuse


HPV vaccine overview - NHS (

3-in-1 teenage booster FAQs - NHS (

Smoking; Drugs and Alcohol

Young people - Wiltshire Council

Honest information about drugs | FRANK (

Guidance on alcohol & young people | Drinkaware

Sexual Health

Under 25's - WISE - Wiltshire Sexual Health Service Providing STI testing and treatment, contraception and HIV services in Wiltshire

If you're not sure where to start, start here:

Meet the Team

SafeguardingMr Aidan Dowle
Headteacher and overall responsibility for safeguarding

Mrs Andrea Blackmore

Operational Designated Safeguarding Lead (ODSL) and Pastoral Manager

Mrs Louise Parsons
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL), Head of Year 7 and Transition and Teacher of Mathematics

Mr Daniel Taylor
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL), Head of Year 8 and Teacher of ICT

Mrs Chloe Rowlatt-Weston

Head of Sixth Form and Teacher of English

Pastoral Team

Mrs Michelle Devion
Pastoral Officer

Mrs Lauren Penny
Pastoral Officer

Miss Hannah Jones
Pastoral Assistant

Mrs Claire Braham
Behaviour Support Officer

Mr Roger Gordon
Behaviour Support Officer

Senior Team links

Deputy Headteacher for Inclusion

Mrs Helen Hicks
Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for behaviour, off-site education, attendance and managing Heads of Year

Other links

School Nurse

Drop-in service is provided for any health issues

School nurse information

Mental Health Support Team
A confidential service accessed by referral through the Pastoral Team

School Counselling Team
A confidential service accessed by referral through the Pastoral Team