Jenny Holden

Assistant Principal for Inclusion and Safeguarding

Wayne Little

Vice Principal (Student Standards / Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Sebrina Lye

KS3 Senior Pastoral Support Coach (Designated Child Protection Officer)

Rebecca Southorn

KS4 Pastoral Support Coach (Designated Child Protection Officer)

Megan Roper

KS3 Pastoral Coach (Designated Child Protection Officer)

Everyone who works with children and young people has a responsibility for safeguarding and making sure they receive the right support at the right time.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

Parental Guides

As a parent, it isn’t always easy to keep an eye on the time your children spend with their entertainment devices. We have created the below guides to help you.

Click the buttons below to view information related to the devices your child is using:

Useful e-safety information for parents

The CSE Social Media Help Document
Child Safety Online
15 Apps Parents Should Know About

Safeguarding Means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment.

  • Preventing loss to children’s health or development.

  • Making sure children are growing up in safe circumstances.

  • Making sure all children have the best outcomes.

At The Stephen Longfellow Academy, we take our role in safeguarding extremely seriously. Our staff will do everything they can to protect students from harm.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, and all of our staff are trained to be alert and aware of the signs and indicators of abuse.

The view of students is of the utmost importance to us, and we will always listen to our students ’ wishes, thoughts, and feelings, and will always seek to identify and support their needs.

Where possible, we will identify any difficulties or concerns early in order to act preventatively, because we believe in early help processes.

We will always provide support and advice to families and parents/carers, whilst acting in the best interest of our students at all times.

The Stephen Longfellow Academy Safeguards Students by:

  • Maintaining a secure site.

  • Making sure all visitors are recorded and monitored.

  • Ensuring that all staff and visitors understand safeguarding is their responsibility and that they report concerns immediately.

  • Making sure that students are able are aware of risks, can keep themselves and others safe and know how to report abuse, including E-safety.

  • Ensuring that all staff have received Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

  • Providing regular training and briefing for all staff in child protection.

  • Ensuring all staff and visitors know who our child protection officers are.

  • Ensuring admission and attendance procedures are strong to prevent students missing education.

  • Giving young people the skills and confidence to protect themselves and others.

  • Giving students a safe place to voice their concerns and talk about sensitive issues.

  • Ensuring all students have access to guidance and advice.

  • Referring students to additional agency support as needed.

  • Sharing information with agencies and services to make sure students and families have support and to prevent them from harm.

  • Taking immediate action and contacting the appropriate agencies when we believe that a child in in danger or at risk of harm.

Safeguarding COVID-19

If you require a copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy please CLICK HERE or ask reception for a paper copy.

Keeping Children Safe in Education outlines our duty of care to safeguard children, please CLICK HERE for further details. For a translated version of the document CLICK HERE

For further information and advice, information, self -help leaflets and links to websites about safeguarding please visit our Health Matters page


If you wish to contact the safeguarding team, report a concern or request a call or meeting please email the team on [email protected]

(please note that highly confidential information should not be shared in the email but we will contact parents/carers for further details)