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Safeguarding Information

The Academy Council and school staff team are committed to keeping our children safe and we regularly review our school policies and procedures to ensure that everything is being done to fulfil our duty of care. All staff are familiar with the government’s guidance for schools: Keeping Children Safe in Education. We believe it is everybody’s responsibility to act if they feel that a child is not being cared for properly or being put at risk.  If staff, parents or members of the community suspect that a child is at risk or being harmed, please contact the Safeguarding Team (see below).  All conversations will be dealt with sensitively and confidentially. However you may wish to report a concern through NSPCC Childline click here or North Somerset click here.

Safeguarding Team

Craig Jones – Principal and the Designated Safeguarding Lead
Truon Ellis – Vice Principal and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mims Yacomeni – Family Support Worker and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Laura Freeman – E-Safety Lead
Mrs Kathryn Volk – Designated Safeguarding Academy Councillor (Governor equivalent) at Haywood Village Academy

Safeguarding in the Curriculum

Click here to view how safeguarding is taught in the curriculum, in addition to the wider curriculum vision documents.


Children at Haywood Village Academy use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning.  In school we have regular E-Safety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. When using the computer room children are continually reminded of how to keep themselves safe and get the best from the amazing resources of the internet. The CLF uses Impero to help us monitor the use of the internet and immediately alerts us to any inappropriate content.

Below are a few links to some very useful information regarding E-Safety for parents, carers and children in different languages:

Supporting Young People Online

Supporting young people online (in Polish)

The ‘Thinkuknow’ website has been designed by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, who you may have seen commenting on issues in the News.  There’s lots of information here for children, parents, carers and teachers. It is a great resource for learning about E-Safety and has some top tips on issues such as social networking. Jessie & Friends is a new series of three animations which aims to give 4-7 year olds the knowledge, skills and confidence to help them respond safely to risks they may encounter online. To visit the Think U Know website click here:

Thinkuknow Link

‘Childnet’ provides lots of useful links to websites relating to E-Safety for parents and carers.

Childnet Link

For advice from the NCA on how to help young people avoid the risks of getting involved in cybercrime, and how to work with parents and carers on this issue visit:

National Crime Agency cyber crime preventing young people from getting involved

Prevent Strategy

Haywood Village Academy takes its Prevent duty very seriously. The Prevent duty became law back in 2015. This is a duty on all schools and registered early years providers to have due regard to preventing people being drawn into terrorism. In order to protect children in our care, we must be alert to any reason for concern in the child’s life at home or elsewhere.

The following website has a wealth of information about this subject:

Educate Against Hate Link


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