At the National Church of England Academy we take safeguarding very seriously and ensure that all students are safe at the academy. Together with providing exceptional pastoral care, we are proactive in ensuring all students have information and knowledge to keep them safe at the academy, online and methods for communicating if there are problems.
At the beginning of each year, we work closely with students to emphasise the importance of e-safety. At the foot of this page are a number of downloadable guides for parents should you feel that you need further information to support your son/daughter.
We are proud that we have a range of support packages to assist students with any pastoral concerns they might have. These include
- 48 trained peer mentors
- dedicated Inclusion faculty with trained learning mentors
- academy counsellor
- the ‘Big School Buddy’ and ‘Aunties and Uncles’ transition programme
- ‘Listening Service’ scheme including the academy chaplaincy team
The designated safeguarding lead within the National Church of England Academy is Mr Llewellyn, and Mrs Stones is the deputy lead. To contact them directly, you can email by clicking on their name, or call the main switchboard number 0115 963 5667.
Further to the above, we have partnered with Tootoot since late 2016. Tootoot is a safe, secure and diverse web-based safeguarding tool, which allows our students to report incidents of bullying, problems in class or any issues in an anonymous, confidential and discrete manner. These individual cases are monitored, managed and resolved by staff within the academy.
Tootoot reduces the friction and stigma attached to the reporting of such incidents, and ultimately provides us with the tools required to track, monitor and resolve cases efficiently and significantly reduce bullying.