Safeguarding students is an absolute priority at King Alfred’s.
Without exception, ALL visitors must report to the On-Site Reception on arrival to complete sign-in procedure.
To ensure we keep students safe we have:
- A dedicated Safeguarding e-mail address for the speedy reporting of concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Headteacher, Jon Smart, and Leadership Team member Sarah Martin trained as Designated Safeguarding Leads for the Academy. They can be contacted via the email address above, ie. email@example.com
- A dedicated Safeguarding Governor – Kate McNab.
- An up-to-date Safeguarding Policy which is in accordance with the DfE and the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board.
- Safeguarding Training delivered to all staff and volunteers who work with young people at King Alfred’s. This includes specialist training on Radicalisation, Extremism, Child Sexual Exploitation and Female Genital Mutilation.
- Strict Safer Recruitment procedures for all staff and volunteers who work at King Alfred’s. Trained staff in Safer Recruitment attend all interview panels.
- A comprehensive PSHE programme to educate young people about issues such as Drugs, Alcohol, E-Safety and other Risky Behaviours.
- A clear Code of Conduct for Staff including procedures for reporting any incidents of concerns.
- A strict Risk Assessment, Safeguarding and Approval process for all off site Educational Visits.
- A dedicated Safeguarding Administrator.
- A School Site Risk Assessment which includes the signing in of all visitors to the site.
- Names and Photographs of all key Safeguarding Staff displayed at each Site Entrance.
- A School Health Nurse Service.
- A Counselling Service.
- A useful booklet entitled “Promoting Positive Mental Health” which has been compiled with the help of parents; The Educational Psychology Service; Public Health Oxford; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Oxford); The KAA Counselling Services and KAA staff. To download a copy, click HERE.
- Clear guidelines for dealing with any bullying concerns. To download a copy, click HERE. You can also download a document entitled “Bullying – A Guide to What We Do” by clicking HERE.
The Vale Academy Trust Anti-Bullying Policy is available to view on our Policies page – https://www.vale-academy.org/wp-content/uploads/Anti-Bullying-Policy.pdf
If you have any concerns about the welfare of a young person please pass this information to the Designated School Lead via the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to any of the Site Offices marked ‘Confidential – Safeguarding Concern’.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. They protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations.
CEOP helps children and young people stay safe online. If someone acts inappropriately towards a child or young person or asks them to do something that makes them feel uncomfortable, including meeting up, this can also be reported via the CEOP website link below, and where additional information can also be found.
|Ms K McNab||Safeguarding Governor|
|Ms J Cameron||Safeguarding Administrator|
|Mr J Smart||Interim Headteacher|
|Ms S Martin||Designated Safeguarding Lead|
At King Alfred’s Academy we have taken the following steps to ensure that our students are protected from radicalisation:
- The Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead have attended PREVENT awareness training through the Oxfordshire Children Safeguarding Board
- The Prevent Duty is reflected within our Safeguarding Policy and so is part of whole staff training
- British Values are promoted through the Assembly programme and other elements of Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) alongside the Academy’s Values
- Appropriate risk assessments are carried out by the Safeguarding Team
- Safer internet use forms part of the Computing curriculum, Parent Forums, PSHCE and Sex and Relationships Education
- Tolerance for different religions is taught through the Ethics and Philosophy curriculum
- Management of IT system involves filtering of key words and blocking of sites