City of Norwich School

Student Welfare and Safeguarding


Senior Designated Lead: Mr Andrew Innes, Assistant Headteacher, Director of Welfare.

Email : 

SENDco: Alex Wynn 



Department for Education documents


Useful links for students and parents

Advice for parents with concerns about the welfare of their children: 

Drugs and alcohol advice:

Family and parenting support: 



Technology enhances learning and CNS strives to ensure students get the most from it by encouraging responsible online behaviour. Let's have fun exploring the world of online research and learning, but at the same time, let's be mindful of e-safety.  We adhere to the principles of e-safety as defined by the Department of Education. 

Childnet for Secondary age children:

Childnet -

Safer Internet UK -

Facebook: Facebook checklist

Snapchat: Snapchat checklist

Twitter: Twitter checklist


Operation Encompass

CNS is part of a jointly run operation between Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Police called Operation Encompass. Encompass has been set up to help schools provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic violence. 

Operation Encompass letter, December 2016: Operation Encompass Letter



Bullying is not acceptable behaviour and it has to be stopped. Being a victim of bullying is painful, but talking about it really helps and together we can make a difference. Life at CNS should be an enjoyable experience, not marred by the unacceptable behaviour of others. Students of CNS should feel safe at school, so we ask that they talk to us if ever they feel at risk of physical, verbal or indirect abuse.

CNS are proud to have been awarded a BIG Award 2018-19 for Excellence In Challenging Bullying.

BIG (Bullying Intervention Group) is a national award for outstanding anti-bullying practice in organisations. Members work to meet the externally agreed criteria and being given the award shows that our school takes bullying seriously enough to work towards accepted good practice.

Val McFarlane, Director, Bullying Intervention Group said:

City of Norwich School work very hard to ensure that their students feel safe and can learn in a happy and caring environment. They have an up to date and robust anti-bullying policy, a peer support scheme, staff training and awareness raising, these are vital when working pro-actively against bullying and friendship issues. They involve students in all of their anti-bullying strategies, and keep up links with parents and families so that everyone knows their role in the prevention and reaction to incidents. I am delighted that they have now achieved the BIG Award. Congratulations to all students, staff and parents