Welcome from our Designated Safeguarding Leads
We continuously strive to maintain and further develop a safe, calm and purposeful environment, in which all children feel happy, secure and respected.
The culture and ethos of the school allows children to talk openly about anything that they may be worried about, confident that they will be listened to and concerns managed effectively.
All adults in our school take welfare concerns seriously, they are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect. Continuous training programmes ensure that they follow our robust procedures ensuring that, where appropriate, children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Please find below links to resources and our online reporting system, where you can report concerns anonymously that you may have and find further support.
Report a safeguarding concern
If you have a concern that a child or children are being harmed, at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must report it immediately to one of our designated safeguarding leads.
The report you submit is never shared with any students. The report will come through to staff of the safeguarding team at school so please give us as much information as possible so that we can support you in whichever way we can.
In all cases, should you be unable to immediately find a member of the safeguarding team, please go to you Head of Year or trusted adult in the school.
Ark Alexandra Academy works with Place2Be, a children's mental health charity that helps pupils explore their emotions and feel better about themselves. Young people can go to the Place2Be room in the school to express themselves by making art, talking and more.
Why is Place2Be useful?
Sometimes young people can feel particularly sad, confused, scared or angry.
Maybe something difficult happened at home, like losing a family member or parents separating. Or perhaps they’re struggling with something at school, like bullying. This can make them behave differently, lose confidence in themselves or find it difficult to concentrate in class. Place2Be is there to help young people find ways to cope, so their worries don’t get in the way of their friendships, their learning or how they feel about themselves.
What does Place2Be do?
Place2Be’s professionals work with young people one-to-one or in small groups, giving regular support to pupils who need it. Young people can also book a short appointment to talk about any problems or worries they have – this is called Place2Talk.
How does Place2Be work with adults?
Place2Be provides support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Get in touch with the Place2Be staff member below to find out more.
Anna Atkinson is our School Project Manager for Place2Be.
- arrange to meet at the school
- email Anna.Atkinson@place2be.org.uk
If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit www.place2be.org.uk.