SHARP System

School Help and Advice Reporting Page (SHARP) System

Formby High School is committed to offering the highest level of pastoral care and prides itself on the positive and productive relationships our staff have with students.  However, we are aware that, at times, some people can find it hard to speak out when they have concerns or are facing issues either at school, at home or in the community.  To break down these barriers, we are thrilled to launch our new dedicated School Help and Advice Reporting Page (SHARP) system. 

SHARP is an easy way for students or parents to report concerns, anonymously if necessary, and without fear.  Whilst we would always encourage our students to speak out to the Pastoral Team directly, SHARP provides an additional layer of support if and when needed.  It can be accessed on phones, tablets, consoles or any device with an internet connection.

Alongside the reporting system, SHARP offers advice on key issues many young people will face throughout their lives such as such those relating to alcohol, drugs, bullying and health and internet safety.

If you or your son / daughter wish to report any concerns, the SHARP system can be accessed by clicking the button below.

Please note that the system is not an emergency service and we continue to encourage students who require immediate help outside school hours to access Childline at http://childline.org.uk/or telephone 08001111.

How does the Sharp system work?

When contact  is made via SHARP, it will be received directly by designated members of the school’s Pastoral Team who will act on the information with sensitivity and assess what support we can offer.  Typically, this will be within 24 – 48 hours during term time.  Before submitting information via the system, users will be asked to confirm acceptance of the terms and conditions here.  Information submitted by email or online form (for anonymous submissions) within the SHARP system will be received by only designated members of our Pastoral Team. 

On receipt, the information will be reviewed and assessed by a member of the team and transferred to the school’s safeguarding recording system.  No information will be stored within the SHARP system, including any malicious or unsubstantiated allegations.

Please take the time to look at the system and talk to your son or daughter about how they can use it to help keep Formby High School a safe, friendly and supportive place to be.