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.
All safeguarding concerns are reported on CPOMS.
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 and cover topics such as safeguarding, radicalisation/extremism, anti-bullying, maintaining a healthy mind, behaviour and 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 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
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
The safeguarding 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 safe team
Please email the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Jo Thuell, with the following details:
- Telephone number.