Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs G Smith (Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Wells (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads) or Mr Fielding (Designated Safeguarding Leads reserve)

St Paul’s participates in Operation Encompass. Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, school will be advised that the child has been involved. Please see school website for further details

The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found here. SAFEGUARDING POLICY

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Pupil Support Worker

Hi, my name is Gary Fielding and I am the  Pupil Support Worker here at St. Paul's. I have spent the last 15 years working with children and young people in a variety of roles.

 I spent almost 4 years with Children’s Social Care as a Residential Childcare Worker. I then spent 10 years at Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, first as a Learning Mentor then on to Pastoral Head of Year. My wife and I are also foster carers.

I have a passion for supporting children and young people in valuing themselves and others, achieving their best individual outcomes and supporting parents/carers in that process.

My role supports with -


High School transition

Family circumstances that may affect your child


Medical/Health Concerns

Well being support

Providing a listening ear/someone to talk to

Helping parents/carers via phone calls, informal chats or appointments

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This list is not a definitive list however as every day is different and the role is always developing.

Please feel free to contact me via the school’s phone number if you feel I can help in any way,

Thank you, Mr Fielding.




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Hyndburn Children and Family Wellbeing Service Information

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Contact us for impartial advice and guidance on a full range of childcare services, resources and issues.