Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play (Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE 2019)
We take safeguarding very seriously in our academy. Everyone has a role to play in keeping children safe, although there are certain key people with particular responsibilities:
Principal: Mr Carl Wakefield
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Nigel Brunt
Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Lara Peake
Trustee for safeguarding: Mr Elliott Judge
Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We place high expectations on all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. We have policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
The academy is proactive in its work with outside agencies to safeguard children and young people. We may need to share information with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.
The academy works with external organisations to promote safeguarding themes within the academy. These themes are also promoted through the curriculum, pastoral systems and assemblies. We place a high emphasis on developing behaviour that is good or outstanding which contributes to learners feeling safe.
Plume Academy is dedicated to ensuring that children and young people are valued, respected, listened to and taken seriously especially with regard to their safety and wellbeing. The academy encourages young people to report concerns and we endeavour to provide support while encouraging individuals to adapt safe and responsible practices.
The academy has a Designated Safeguarding Lead and Assistant who have undertaken appropriate safeguarding training along with members of the Senior Leadership Team and Assistant Heads of Year. All staff receive regular safeguarding training.