Keeping Children Safe

At Wayland Academy, we actively educate our students about current affairs and responsibilities they have within society and our wider community. This includes the responsibility for each child to stay safe at home, school, online and also to maintain a healthy mind.

Within our pastoral programme, we deliver Welfare Day presentations to all of our students. Each week within a half term has a different theme and thus a different presentation to learn from. These welfare day presentations are delivered by our tutors. Topics such as Safeguarding, Radicalisation/Extremism, Anti-Bullying Maintaining a Health mind, Behaviour, Prejudice/Discrimination. The presentations have a mixture of discussions, educational videos, article links and youtube clips to illustrate the importance of understanding how to keep safe. The Welfare Day power points are also available on our website for parents to see exactly how we promote keeping children safe at the Academy. 

Contact SAFE Team

Please email the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Jo Thuell, with the following details:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Telephone number
  • Concern


The Safe Team at Wayland Academy:  

Jo Thuell - Designated Safeguarding Lead (Assistant Principal) 

Anton Harder - 2nd Designated Safeguarding Lead (Associate Leader for Behaviour) 

Glen Allott - Principal 

Dean Rosembert - Vice Principal 

Gill Ewens - Associate Leader for Wellbeing 

Helen Thomas - Attendance and Admissions Officer 

Contact Numbers for Students and Parents during a period of school closure

CRISIS - 0337261800Child Line - 0800 1111 Child LineChildren’s SocietyFood BankKOOTHMINDSamaritansSocial Care Hub - (Choose option 2)National Health Advice LineNHS WebsiteNSPCCPolice - EMERGENCYPolice - Non EmergencyYoung Minds

Resources for Parents and SEND Learners

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff

Mencap - Easy Read guide to CoronavirusPlace2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeingYoung Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeingCarers UK - Guidance for carersCovibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemicAmaze - information pack for parentsEssex Child and Family Well-being Service (ECFWS) Resource Hub