Our Safeguarding Team
From left to right:
Mr S Doggett (Director of Learning Cultures), Mrs N Rossage (Designated Safeguarding Lead, Vice Principal), Mrs L Smith (Student Support and Safeguarding Officer), Mrs M Lane (Head of Senior Year, Safeguarding Governor) Mrs K Williams (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Vice Principal) and Mr D Smith (Senior College Leader)
We believe that our Academy should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.
We recognise the importance of providing an environment within our Academy that will help children feel safe and respected.
We recognise the importance of enabling children to talk openly about anything that worries them and to feel confident that they will be listened to.
We will work with parents to build an understanding of the Academy’s responsibilities to ensure the welfare of all children, including the need for referrals to other agencies in some situations.
Safeguarding arrangements in our Academy are underpinned by two key principles:
- safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: all staff, governors and volunteers should play their full part in keeping children safe; and
- a child-centred approach: a clear understanding of the needs and views of children.
Our students can report any safeguarding concerns electronically at any time, whether during or outside of the school day, via the Big Red Button.
No mobile phones (or associated watches) or mp3 players are allowed at the Academy. If they are seen or heard, they will be confiscated. If an item is confiscated, it can only be retrieved by a parent/carer at the end of the Academy day. We will not be held responsible for lost or stolen items, and therefore encourage students not to bring these items to the Academy.
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