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

Acting Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Olufunke Bamigbele

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.


Safe in Essex Virtual Live Sessions Plume Academy Safeguarding Team is pleased to advise that the Children Society are offering online sessions and activities.

These range from self-care, online safety, building relationships, and drug and alcohol awareness to quizzes, dance parties and fun activities to do at home.

Details of how to book these sessions can be found by clicking the link below.

These sessions do change so contact the Children Society to find out the latest available sessions.

All the links include activities that can benefit our children and Young People.

Keeping Active

First Aid for Children

Child Safety


Essex Youth

Self Care Activities


Support for parents and young people and online tools and activities

Youth Service Activities - Week Beginning 13th July

Interactive Free Courses for Parents and Carers. These courses cover anxiety, building resilience mindfulness and emotional wellbeing to list a few.

Website links

Mental Health support for adults Support for Children and Yound people Apps Students can use to support themselves Kooth - online mental wellbeing community Shout MeeTwo - Helps you talk about difficult things Chat health - talk to school nurse Eating Disorders Bullying LGBT Family Wellbeing and Support for families Support for single parents Other useful websites Online safety Breck Foundation Charity - Online safety advice for parents The Two Johns Internet safety advice Domestic abuse Holiday support - Questionnaire from Maldon Council for parents/carers to complete

Contact Us

Plume, Maldon's Community Academy

Fambridge Road, Maldon,

Essex, CM9 6AB

Tel: FRC - 01621 854681    

       MRC - 01621 879803


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