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The most recent OFSTED of 2022 concluded that Safeguarding leaders have established a strong culture of safeguarding…pupils know where to seek support…they feel that staff will listen and help.

Keeping Children Safe

We take the safeguarding of our young learners extremely seriously. If you have concerns as to the safety and wellbeing of a young person who attends the Academy, please contact the Academy immediately.

Any information you provide will be in confidence; safeguarding information is processed confidentially within the academy, but we may also share information with other agencies when appropriate.

Hannah Carter

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Pauline Edwards

Safeguarding Manager

Shannon Mintern

Safeguarding Manager

Kate Heitzman

Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Siobhan Denning

Safeguarding Link Trustee

Contact a member of our safeguarding

Say No to Bullying

We expect all members of The St Leonards Academy community to show respect for other people and their feelings, opinions, culture and their right to be individuals. Bullying of any kind is not tolerated. It is, however, important to distinguish between friendship problems and bullying as the responses to friendship problems will be different to the strategies used to address bullying behaviour.

As part of our safeguarding policies and procedures, we are passionate about protecting our students from victimisation of all shapes and forms. We hope the information below will help parents and carers join our anti-bullying mission and hope you will contact us with any concerns.

Bullying can be defined as repeated behaviour which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically.

Bullying can take many forms including:

  • Physical bullying, such as hitting, slapping or pushing someone
  • Verbal bullying, such as name calling, gossiping or threatening someone
  • Non-verbal abuse, such as hand signs or text messages
  • Emotional abuse, such as threatening, intimidating or humiliating someone
  • Exclusion such as ignoring or isolating someone
  • Undermining, by constant criticism or spreading rumours
  • Controlling or manipulating someone
  • Making silent, hoax or abusive calls
  • Racial, sexual or homophobic bullying
  • Bullying someone because they have a disability

Other Safeguarding Information