At Acklam Grange, the safety, health and well-being of every member of our community is our paramount concern.
We have a culture of vigilance, which is underpinned by clear procedures and robust staff training to ensure that safeguarding is a priority for all.
We aim to work in partnership with you to ensure your child achieves their full potential and makes a positive contribution. In doing so, we will promote and protect the safety and physical, emotional, social and mental health of all.
The procedures that we follow have been laid down by the South Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership, and the school has adopted a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all.
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs L Gowland (Deputy Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Ms A Gika (Assistant Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss N Pearson (Associate Assistant Headteacher – SENCO/ ARC Services)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs D Dixon (Associate Assistant Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr M Kitching (Offsite Provision Lead)
The Core Safeguarding Team undertake the daily operational safeguarding work
Student Welfare Manager – Mrs C Martin
Student Welfare Officer – Mrs C Gallagher
Student Welfare Officer – Mrs K Garner
Members of the wider Safeguarding team include:
Mr M. Laidler (Headteacher)
Mrs S. Lymer (CEO)
Mr M. Hussain (Chair of Local Council)
Mr Z. Mehmood (Prevent & Community Cohesion)
Mr G. Whatmore (Health and Safety)
Mr M. Lodge (E-Safety)
Mrs G Laycock (Human Resources/Single Central Record)
Trust Board/Local Council links for Safeguarding:
Mrs L Longstaff
Mrs A Train
If you are worried about the safety of a student who attends Acklam Grange School, please make contact with a member of the safeguarding team via the school’s main number, 01642 277700, or alternatively contact email@example.com
If you cannot contact school and have an urgent concern please call 999 and Middlesbrough MACH (01642) 726004.
Useful safeguarding links
- South Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership
- Prevent – An Introduction (a Home Office resource)
- Report online terrorism and extremism material here
- Educate Against Hate
- Keeping children safe in education
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- UK Council for Internet Safety
- Think U Know
- Internet Watch Foundation
- Report Harmful Content