Safeguarding (1)

Meet the Team

We take safeguarding very seriously. The Academy has clear policies and procedures to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people.

All adults who regularly work on our site are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to prevent unsuitable people from working with pupils. All visitors are closely supervised when on site.

Meet our Safeguarding team below.


GaskellDesignated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Gaskell 

TaylorDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs McGahan

ChrimesSafeguarding Officer - Mrs Chrimes

ProffitAssistant Headteacher - Mrs Proffit

PottingerDeputy Headteacher - Mrs Pottinger

WardHeadteacher - Mr Ward

PearsonFamily Support Worker and Cared For Lead - Mrs Pearson


Our staff are trained to be vigilant for all kinds of safeguarding concerns, including bullying, online safety, emotional or other abuse or extremist behaviour. We have clear procedures in place where any potential safeguarding concerns are identified. We share information with other public bodies – within agreed protocols.

As part of the Academy’s safeguarding measures, we also ensure our pupils are not exposed to inappropriate political or controversial messages. Through our pursuit to develop exemplary citizens, we promote fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.  In line with this, we ensure all expressed views and actions contrary to these values are challenged. We are alert to the indicators of radicalisation and take steps to protect those who may be susceptible to messages of violence. All concerns are reported and, where necessary, referred to external agencies.


Should you wish to contact to anyone in the safeguarding team, please email and a member of the team will get back to you.

Please be aware, this email address may not be monitored outside of school hours