Support Services

Post 16 Team
The Post 16 team is a dedicated team who ensures that all students adapt well to Post 16 life and receive the support that young people need to make the most of their student experience and studies. If you have any questions, queries or would like to speak to someone about anything to do with your time at Outwood Post 16 Centre, drop in and speak to the Post 16 team or get in touch on 01909 504090 or email:

  • Mrs Janette Shea, Head of Centre
  • Mrs Gem Laurence, Safeguarding and Attendance Officer
  • Mrs Marie Entwistle, Learning Manager
  • Mr Mike Britland, Learning Manager


We take our safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously. Safeguarding is about doing everything we can to make sure all our students and staff are kept safe and protected from harm. The government provides statutory guidance to colleges on what they need to do to achieve this. We adhere to all guidance and pride ourselves on going above and beyond to make Post 16 a safe, happy and thriving environment for all. 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Janette Shea
Safeguarding & Attendance Officer: Mrs Gem Laurence 

Outwood Academy Post 16 has a committed team who are trained as Advanced Designated Safeguarding leads or ‘DSL’ and oversee all aspects of safeguarding within the academy.

Each of the DSL team also takes responsibility for leading on emerging local and national issues and ensures our curriculum, enrichment and assembly programme promotes proactive safeguarding to all students.


CASY is an organisation that provides a confidential counselling service to young people aged from 6 to 25. Counselling offers a confidential space to talk in privacy about anything that is bothering you.

CASY councillors are in the centre 4 days per week.  These sessions are operated on an appointment basis and managed by the learning managers.  Any students requiring an appointment should speak to their learning manager.

Students are also directed to their GP and counselling websites for example: