Safer Schools Police Officer

PC Gareth Hill

PC Gareth Hill

Bradford District Safer Schools Team (West Yorkshire Police) work in partnership with St Bede's and St Joseph's.  Your school is served by PC Gareth Hill who attends your school regularly, every week, during term-time as a familiar point of police contact for help, support or advice for students and staff.

Some students and parents might be surprised that the police are so frequently in school but this is quite normal.  Safer Schools officers now work in most Bradford secondary schools and we hope that you and your families feel reassured by our work to keep our schools safe.

The Safer Schools Partnership works with schools across the Bradford district sharing information which assists in the prevention, reduction and detection of crime in our schools and wider communities.  Some examples of the issues we help with include; bullying, cyber-crime, violence, truancy and other safeguarding/child protection concerns.  Our aim is to deal with incidents positively, educate young people in how to avoid becoming victims or offenders of crime and we use restorative justice methods to resolve the majority of incidents which happen in school.

We also assist students with careers advice, volunteering opportunities as well as signposting young people to diversionary activities outside of school. 

“Hi I’m PC Gareth Hull, I am the Safer Schools Officer here at St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College. My role in school is to ensure the safety of staff and students in and around the school site. I work with the school’s Welfare and the House Managers supporting them with any behavioural issues and any safeguarding that may occur. If you wish to speak to me or would like any help and advice, please contact your House Manager or Mrs Foster (Ardor site) Mr Parker (Ignis site).”

Community Partners of SBSJ

St Bede's and St Joseph's are proud to be associated with the following partner organisations:

Manchester United Football Club
GDB Manufacturing
SKH Travel
Halifax Ski Slope
Life Fitness
CCL Computers
High noon Climbing
Snozone Castleford
Splash Academy
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Erasmus + /British Council
Watson Buckle accountants
Thornthwaite Scout Camp
West Riding County FA
Onna Ju-Jitsu Club
Astre Gymnastics
English Schools FA
Bradford Schools Sports Association