At Archway Learning Trust, the governors and staff fully recognise the contribution the academies within the Trust make to safeguarding children. We recognise that the safety and protection of all students is of paramount importance and that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in providing early help protecting students from harm. We believe that as an academy we should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment, which promotes the social, physical, emotional and moral development of all students. In delivering this ambition we will adhere to the principles set out in Nottingham’s Family Support Strategy and NCSCB Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance, in addition to the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 statutory guidance. Our Academy’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be viewed here.
All staff within the academy receive robust and regular training in order to discharge their safeguarding duties to the highest of standards, ensuring that every one of our students feels safe, secure and listened to. We place great value on educating students in keeping themselves safe through: a comprehensive programme including Acts of Worship delivered by specialist staff; a tailored RHSE programme; and a team of staff dedicated to providing pastoral care, guidance and support. Our relationship with the local authority and other front-line agencies enables us to provide a holistic platform for our students to flourish and achieve.
Should you wish to speak to a member of our safeguarding team please do not hesitate to contact them by using the following email link: safeguardingBWA@bluecoat.uk.com
Meet The Team
Ms Alana Watson
Archway Learning Trust
Interim Director of Safeguarding
Mrs Kerrie Fuller
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Targeted Support Lead
Miss C Hobby
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
All of our Year Leaders also form part of our wider safeguarding team.
Report Online Abuse – Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe? If so, you can make a report by clicking the button below. There is also a link to this on the top of our website.
For further support and advice, please seek the Childline website. You can also contact and reach out to close friends, family and your teachers via email if you have concerns.
The link below is a new tool for young people to report and remove nude images/ videos online:
For further information and advice, please also click the link below:
Advice for parents/carers
So, what advice can you give a child if they come across something scary or disturbing online? Tell them to:
Stop – what they’re doing and turn off their screen or shut down their device
Breathe – pause and stay calm
Think – try not to focus on what they saw in great detail, and remind themselves that there is no immediate danger to them and that they are safe
Talk – they should find a trusted adult to talk to about what they’ve seen and how they feel