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Safeguarding at Archway

Trust Lead for Safeguarding: Alana Watson

Safeguarding Trustee: Richard Vasey

We are absolutely committed to safeguarding children and young people, and we expect everyone who works within our trust to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures relating to safeguarding which are available on our Policies page. You can also request paper copies by getting in touch with us.

Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding arrangements across our trust are underpinned by two key principles:

  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: all staff, trustees, AABs and volunteers must fulfil their full role in keeping children safe. We have a whole-trust approach to safeguarding. This means ensuring safeguarding and child protection are at the forefront and underpin all relevant aspects of process and policy development and operate in the best interests of the child.
  • A child-centred approach: a clear understanding of the needs and views of children. 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 or access well publicised systems for reporting or disclosing abuse or harm.

At Archway we are committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works within our trust to share this commitment.

As part of our Safeguarding offer, Archway Learning Trust have a team of people who lead on safeguarding our pupils, they are our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs). DSLs are also the people who will support with any concerns raised around children’s health, wellbeing and safety, as described above. If you have a concern regarding the wellbeing, health, development, relationships or safety of a child, please use the contact details below:

Trust Lead for Safeguarding: Alana Watson

Bluecoat Aspley Academy: Mohsin Khan

Bluecoat Trent Academy: Sarah Hebb

Bluecoat Primary Academy: Kathryn Brown

Bluecoat Bentinck Academy: Mell Julian

Bluecoat Beechdale Academy: Sam Long

Bluecoat Wollaton Academy: Kerrie Fuller

The Nottingham Emmanuel School: Shana Featonby

The Leesbrook Academy: Catherine Heffern

The Long Eaton School: Ant Fox

Alvaston Moor Academy: Helen Matthews

The following evaluation processes take place in each school annually:

Safeguarding training for staff

All staff receive both online safeguarding training as well as face to face training on appointment and annually thereafter. In addition to core safeguarding training staff will receive regular updates throughout the year include briefings on fortnightly basis reminding them to remain vigilant of safeguarding issues.

Safeguarding Annual Culture Review

All schools within the Trust will have a Safeguarding Culture Review, a report from the review will be shared with the Safeguarding Trustee: Richard Vasey

DSL shadow opportunities

Planned opportunities for DSLs to shadow quality assurance in a sister academy in order to share best practice and develop a critical lens to apply internally

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) meet regularly throughout the year under the leadership of the Trust Safeguarding Lead to develop their skills and knowledge. Senior leader safeguarding experts work collaboratively to recommend and deliver improvements that will support every academy

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