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Safeguarding and E-safety

 

At Greenacre Academy, we do everything we can to safeguard our students. We know that when our students are safe, happy and healthy they will be able to learn to the very best of their ability.

Like all schools, we have a safeguarding policy (available here). The aim of this policy is to ensure that Greenacre Academy has measures in place to safeguard our students from the potential risk of harm Having this policy in place ensures that all members of our school community are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern

Safeguarding within the academy is overseen by our Headteacher, Mrs S Bridger (brids009@medwaymail.org). She is supported by our Head of Pastoral, Mr Smith (smito008@medwaymail.org).

If you have any concerns about the well-being of a student, below are some suggestions of who you might speak to…

You’re a parent and you’d like to talk to someone about your son?

If you have a concern about your son, and you’d like to talk to someone about it, we would suggest that your speak to your son’s Form Tutor in the first instance. If you’d rather speak to a member of the Pastoral Team, you can contact them using the details below:

HouseHead of House and PSAPSA telephone extension and Head of House email
ChaucerMiss Lockwood

Miss Wall
lockn033@medwaymail.org

extn 248
ChurchillMr Roberts

Mrs Cowburn / Mrs Hill
robem008@medwaymail.org

extn 256
DickensMr Franklin

Mrs Boynton
frans298@medwaymail.org

extn 233
MarloweMiss Wall

Mrs Ward / Mrs Hill
wallj024@medwaymail.org

extn 271

 

You’re a member of the public and you’re worried about a student?

If you have any concerns about a student who you know attends our school, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our safeguarding team – Mrs Bridger (Email), Mr Smith (Email), Mr Atikinson (Email) or Miss Winspear (Email). You can also contact the school by telephone on 01634 861593.

You’re a student and you want to talk to someone?

Whatever you’re concerned about, we want to know – there will always be someone you can speak to. Try and find your Form Tutor or PSA and tell them you’d like to have a chat. If you’d rather let us know by email, you can drop us an email here (pastoral@greeancre……) and we’ll get back to you.

 

Safeguarding is not just about protecting students  from deliberate harm. There are a wide range of issues that our students may want to know more about. Below are some useful websites that may give you more information about particular issues:

E-Safety – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Healthy Eating – http://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/Goodfood/Pages/healthy-eating-teens.aspx

Mental Health – http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people

Bullying – https://childline.org.uk

Drugs & Alcohol – http://www.talktofrank.com

Bereavement – http://foryoungpeople.winstonswish.org.uk/foryoungpeople/