Safeguarding Statement

Woodchurch Road Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and well-being of every pupil.  We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. We have created a nurturing environment where children feel safe and secure.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy, which can be viewed on our website.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us.  Pupils are made aware that they can talk to any adult in school if they have any concerns.  All staff are trained in Safeguarding annually, including the signs and indicators that a child may be being harmed or at risk of harm and the procedure to record and report any pupil disclosures.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Meet the Safeguarding Team

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Alexandra Burrill (Headteacher).

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Jason Thomas (Deputy Headteacher/SENDCo),  and Mrs Louise Gleave.



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The Governors with responsibility for safeguarding in our school are Mr Frank Doyle and Mr Sanjeev Shewhorak.


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