“Pupils feel cared for in this inclusive school. Staff know their pupils well and support them to be the best they can be. The school’s core values of confidence, resilience, enthusiasm, empathy, challenge, and kindness are rooted in the curriculum and beyond”

Ofsted 2023

At our academy, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us.

Our aim is that children will enjoy their time as students of this academy and therefore make the best progress possible.

We work in partnership with you to ensure your child achieves their full potential and make a positive contribution.

Safeguarding goes beyond the contributions made to child protection in relation to individual children. Our objective is to provide a safe environment for all young people to learn and reach their full potential.

To achieve this objective we have systems in place designed to

  • Prevent unsuitable people from working with children and young people
  • Promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice
  • Identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe

Our Child Protection Officers are:

Mrs Sarah Williams
DSL, Vice Principal
Ms Caroline Thompson
DSL, Assistant Principal
Mr Ian Wright 
DDSL, Child Protection Officer
Miss Shannon Nicholls

For out-of-hours reporting, call Stoke-on-Trent Safeguarding Referral Team:

Emergency Duty Team (out of hours)
Telephone: 01782 234234

Our Safeguarding Governor is Elizabeth Spooner
[email protected]

To report online abuse please contact CEOP by following this link:

To seek support or report abuse students can contact Childline by Telephone: 0800 1111 or access the website at

Other contacts for support:


John Hanlon
Local Authority Designated Officer 
Stoke Children’s Services 
Swann House 
Boothen Road

[email protected] 

Telephone direct line  01782 233342
Mobile number 07942 676060

DFE Documents

All policies concerning Safeguarding can be accessed from our Policies page.