Holbrook Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, supply staff, volunteers and visitors to share this common commitment.
Our belief is that every child should be able to achieve in a safe environment in which all members of the Academy community share the same values, consideration of each other and pride in who we are as community.
Safeguarding is a priority for our governing body and all staff. We aim to ensure that child protection concerns and any referrals are handled professionally, sensitively and in a way that supports the needs of the individual child. Our safeguarding team aims to ensure there is a platform of trust, respect and security for all our students.
If you are concerned about the safety of any child in our school, you must report this to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) via the main office 01473 328317:-
Mrs S Watson – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) / Designated Teacher
Miss S Crabtree – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (ADSL)
Mr G Anstee-Parry – Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) / Prevent Lead
Mrs M Jackson – Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead (ADSL)
Mrs F Chapman – Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead (ADSL)
If you are concerned about the conduct of a member of staff or volunteer in the school, you must contact the Acting Headteacher, Mr George Anstee-Parry – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to see a copy of our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy.
We are here to help and give you advice, and you can make a report directly to us if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online. We take all reports seriously and we will do everything we can to keep you safe.
As well as making a report to us, the CEOP Education website has information and advice to help you if something has happened to you online.
CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying but if you’re being bullied and would like to talk to someone in confidence right now you can speak to Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online – no worry is too big or too small.
Holbrook Academy : Early Help Offer
Early help is about preventing problems from escalating. At Holbrook Academy this can involve intensive intervention or lighter touch support and is usually based on a clear support plan.
Early help is a form of targeted intervention, with a specific action or actions being put in place to address a defined issue or combination of issues. At Holbrook Academy we offer
the following as part of our Early Help:
- Key Worker (Pastoral mentor / staff mentor and advocate)
- ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
- Pastoral Room
- Learning interventions
- Screening for SPLD
- Timeout cards
- Access to the Learning Support Hub
A Guide for Visitors to Holbrook Academy
Holbrook Academy provides a safe and healthy environment for all of its staff, students, parents/carers and visitors. We attach the highest priority to ensuring that all the operations within the school are delivered in a manner that is safe and healthy for all. The welfare of students, staff, parents/carers and visitors is paramount. We do ask, however, that all visitors recognise that we are a school and so, for reasons of health and safety and for purposes of meeting fire regulations, we expect our visitors to adhere to the following code of conduct.
Visitors to the school site are required to:
- Read the Safeguarding Visitor Leaflet September 2023;
- Take appropriate measures to ensure their own health and safety;
- Sign in and out at Reception;
- Wear an identification badge – the badge must remain visible throughout their visit;
- Be accompanied by a staff member throughout your visit unless you are an approved visitor / contractor authorised to carry out work under remote supervision;
- Respect the fact that this is a School and the safety and security of our pupils is paramount;
- In the event of an accident, visitors should report to Reception to request assistance and so that the accident can be logged;
- In the event of a Fire Alarm, visitors must remain with the member of staff they are visiting, follow the evacuation procedures and report to a member of staff from Reception;
- Park in the visitors’ car park at the front of School
- Only use staff or visitors’ toilets in School;