Hayle Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.
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.
- Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome.
Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, supporting vulnerable children, and so much more.
Hayle Academy’s main safeguarding priorities for 2021-22 are:
- Embedding safeguarding throughout everything we do at Hayle Academy
- Further improve safeguarding communication with our safeguarding program CPOMS
- Rigorously tackle peer on peer sexual harm, harassment and abuse create a zero tolerance environment at Hayle Academy with a focus on tackling micro-aggressions
- Tackling online harm
Hayle Academy’s Safeguarding Team consists of:
Mr J Woodward (Designated Safeguarding Lead).
Mr C Wyatt (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Behaviour Lead).
Mr Z Williams (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Behaviour Lead).
Mrs J Clark (Assistant Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs E Wootton (Attendance Officer and Pastoral Lead)
Nancy Barrows (Safeguarding Governor)
Mrs Rachel Thomas (Whistleblowing Governor)
The School adheres to legislation and DFE safeguarding documents, including:
-Children’s Act 1989 & 2004
-The Education Act 2002
-Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015
-Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020
-The Prevent Duty 2015
Hayle Academy has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues together with recording and monitoring processes. Hayle Academy works effectively with other agencies and parents/carers when necessary to safeguard young people.
All staff and governors receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school.
Hayle Academy employs a strict selection and recruitment policy, which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.
If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child or a member of staff in the school, please pass them on to the DSL Team.