The Leigh Academies Trust exists to promote outstanding educational experiences that inspire all learners to set their sights high, to achieve to the best of their abilities, and to excel in all that they do in order to prepare them to live and work as successful, active citizens.
The Leigh Academies Trust recognises that schools have a crucial role to play in helping to identify welfare concerns and indicators of possible abuse or neglect at an early stage. All staff have a full and active part to play in protecting and safeguarding the children in our care; our pupils’ welfare is our paramount concern.
The Trust will follow guidelines provided by the DfE and the Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP). Each Academy Body (AB) will appoint a senior member of staff as their Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), and consider appointing deputy DSL’s. The AB will work with the DSL to ensure all staff are appropriately trained, and will regularly monitor safeguarding within their school. The DSL will be responsible for ensuring all safeguarding procedures within the school are kept up to date.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead at SJWMS is Mr C Morris and the Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs R Breach and Ms A Gibson. Any concerns should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact our Chair of Governors, Mr Steve Brightman, please email email@example.com specifying ‘For the attention of Chair of Governors’.
How does safeguarding work at SJWMS?
Staff are trained annually but also receive termly email updates, and input at staff meeting sessions at the start of each term (six times per year).
Safeguarding is our priority and everyone’s responsibility. We expect staff to use their training to maintain vigilance, professional curiosity and healthy scepticism about what they see and hear.
Staff who are worried about a child should raise their concerns using Bromcom, or email safeguarding@ for those without access to Bromcom.
Safeguarding permeates every aspect of our school and influences all decisions and actions taken by our staff.