Senior Safeguarding Officer and Designated Teacher
Mr Reece Davy
Mrs Deborah Thombs
Reporting a safeguarding concern
If you have a Safeguarding concern, it should be reported to the Senior Designated Safeguarding Teacher, Mr Davy or to Mrs Thombs, who is also a designated trained teacher. Anyone can make a referral directly to Children’s Social Care on 01522 782111 (or out of hours on 01522 782333).
Keeping Children Safe
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.
Important Government Documents relating to Safeguarding
As part of The Marton Academy’s ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties, we fully support the Government’s Prevent Strategy. The Governmental advice for schools can be found by following this link. 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.
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. The training is available to anyone by following this link.
At The Marton Academy, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.
Please refer to the ‘Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation’ Guidance and the prevent strategy parent leaflet below.