Senior Safeguarding Officer and Designated Teacher

Mrs Linda Taylor

Safeguarding Teacher

Mrs Deborah Thombs


Reporting a safeguarding concern

If you have a Safeguarding concern, it should be reported to the Senior Designated Safeguarding Teacher, Mrs Taylor or to Mrs Thombs.  Anyone can make a referral directly to Children’s Social Care on 01522 782111 (or out of hours on 01522 782333).


Our commitment:

All the governors and staff at The Marton Academy share an objective to help keep the children safe by contributing to:
  • Providing a safe environment for them to learn.
  • Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting.

To achieve this objective, we:

  • Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children
  • Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children.

The Forge Trust Safeguarding Guidelines        Forge Trust Safeguarding Guidelines 2019-20

Keeping Children Safe in Education                  Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 2019

Child Protection Policy                                          The Forge Trust Child Protection Policy 2019-20 Marton


As part of The Sir Marton Academy’s ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties, we fully support the Government’s Prevent Strategy.

From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.

At The Marton Academy, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.

The following document details guidance for schools.


The Forge Trust Prevent Duty Guidance    Forge Trust Prevent Duty Guidance 2019-20

The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. The Home Office has developed a core training product for this purpose called Channel. All staff in school have completed this training.