Ormiston Academy

Respect, Inspire, Achieve


Safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children, is a broader term than Child Protection. It encompasses protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, and ensures children grow up in safe circumstances. Child Protection is part of this definition and refers to activities undertaken to prevent children suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.

The Team

  • Mr A Pickering, Assistant Principal
    Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
    eSafety Lead
    Prevent Strategy Lead
  • Ms K Baldwin, Vice Principal
    Alternate Designated Person
  • Mr R Moxon, Assistant Principal
    Alternate Designated Person
  • Ms L Jackson, Family Liaison Officer
    Alternate Designated Person
  • Miss A Hurrell, Governor
    Safeguarding Governor

Your child’s welfare and safety are paramount. If you are concerned, please inform a member of the team.

Online Safety – Our Digital World

Young people today are immersed in a digital world.  The power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn is part of our culture. With this power, young people have fantastic opportunities and yet they face many potential pitfalls.  As a school, we are proactive in sharing advice and guidance with our school community, illustrating both the positive and negative aspects associated with being digital. We explore the consequences of our actions and the ramifications associated with: cyberbullying, digital cheating, identity, self- image, digital footprint, communication and internet safety.  We understand that it is essential for all to have the necessary skills to be able to manage the online world.

These safety and security concerns underpin the need for children and young people to learn digital literacy and citizenship skills and to support pupils to act responsibly and to use the internet in a safe and positive way.

Further reading

You may find the following safeguarding documents and websites useful.