This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place which we refer to on our website.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and Governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.  Parents and carers are encouraged to read the Safeguarding Policy, found in the documents and policy section of this website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, where there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are:

-Mr. McCluskey, Academy Principal

-Mr. Keddy, Assistant Principal: SEND and DSL 

-Mr. Sisson, Assistant Principal: Pastoral

-Miss. Williams, Admissions and Reintegration co-ordinator

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversations heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible on the same day.  Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

If your concern relates to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that he/she is unsuitable to work with children), then you should report this to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Academy Principal, (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher), who will consider what action to take.

There has been a lot of news in the press about thousands of testimonies of sexual abuse and harassment being published on the Everyone’s Invited website, which aims to eradicate rape culture.

If you have been affected by this, the NSPCC has opened up a dedicated helpline: 0800 136 663

You can contact the NSPCC about all matters on 0808 800 5000 or you can email

You can find more information at the Stop Abuse Together website.

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