Safeguarding

Ms K Goodfellow (Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mental First Aider)
Email: [email protected]

Mrs T Sexton (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mental First Aider)
Email: [email protected]

Ms Goodfellow is our Assistant Prinicipal who overseas our pastoral system. She is also highly trained in a wide array of safeguarding issues including social, emotional and mental health. She can help put you in contact with the right people in and out of school.

Mrs Sexton can be found in our Student Support offices. If you need to talk to her you can find her there at break, lunch and before and after school. If you need to talk to her in the school day explain this to your teacher who will write a note in your planner.

Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

Protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Child Protection: is part of safeguarding and promoting student welfare. It involves measures and structures designed to prevent and respond to significant harm, abuse, exploitation and neglect.

Safeguarding includes: Child Protection, Health Care Plans, Health and Safety, Site Security, Safety on school trips and visits, Safer recruitment – School Central Record & DBS checks, online safety and associated issues, anti-bullying work, children’s & learner’s health, mental health and emotional well-being and so much more.

The Academy has a suite of Safeguarding policies all available to view on our policies page.

These policies are reviewed regularly, and all staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training, and are aware of the internal procedures for passing on concerns within the Academy.

If any member of the Academy or local community has concerns about the welfare of a student in the Academy, then please direct them to our Designated Safeguarding Lead,  Miss K Goodfellow [email protected]

Please see the files download section at the bottom of this page for full details of our Safeguarding Team.

Further Useful Links:
Radicalisation and Extremism
Essex Safeguarding Board