At St Ann’s Well Academy, we want to make sure that you feel looked after, safe and happy when you are in and out of school.
Sometimes we don’t know if something bad is happening, so you need to tell us.
The information on this page looks at what we do to make sure you are kept safe, and what you can do when you think someone is hurting you or someone else.
We can help you by:
- Teaching you what safeguarding is.
- Teaching you what to do if you feel worried or scared.
- Making sure you know who you can speak to if you are worried.
If you don’t understand something or have any questions about what you read, please ask your teacher for help.
What does safeguarding mean?
“Safeguarding” refers to all the things we do to make sure you are kept safe from any harm.
Safeguarding means that staff will:
- Protect you from harm.
- Make sure that nothing stops you being healthy or developing properly.
- Make sure that you are looked after.
- Make sure that you have the best life chances and can grow up happy and successful.
We will make sure that the school is a friendly, welcoming and supportive place to spend time in, making it somewhere you want to be.
We want to make sure that you know who to ask for help, and will plan lessons to help you know how to look after yourself online and in the real world.
Internet safety is an important part of keeping children safe at our school. We have lots of safety measures in place which we keep an eye on both in and outside of school, to help safeguard children.
Computers and mobile phones help us all to share things and talk to friends or family, but they can also make it easier for bullies and other people to hurt you or to get close to you. It is important to know how to keep yourself safe on your computer, your phone and on websites.
The school will help if you are sent unkind messages or if someone on the internet has asked you to do anything that has made you feel uncomfortable.
If you are unhappy with any comments or photographs you’ve seen on your computer or mobile, you can tell a staff member in school.
We have an Online Safety Policy which is there to protect you.
Who to talk to in school if you are worried about being unsafe
You can talk to any adult in school if you are worried about something but Ms Smithurst, Mrs Thorne, Ms Baker and Ms Clarke have an extra role in keeping everyone safe as these are our designated safeguarding team.
Where to get help outside of school;
You can also report your worries to Ms Smithurst and Mrs Thorne directly through this button.