Safety and wellbeing underpins all that we do and is of paramount importance to us. We teach students to be safe and to look after themselves through our Coritani Mindset, Safe, Ready, Resilient and Expect Excellence through our day to day curriculum.
All students receive lessons on this as well as regular updates. Our IT systems are set up to filter and block inappropriate sites and images and to monitor student usage.
Trying to keep children safe online is an ever changing problem for parents too. Please follow this link to look at ways you can help keep your children safe online
This link provides useful information about the safe use of social media
If you have any concerns about internet safety and/or wish to report something that you feel is inappropriate, please click here
Other useful links are:
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children's health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome
Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.
The academy’s Child Protection Team consists of:
John Niland (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Dave Flowitt (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENDCo) Nicky Pearson (Deputy DSL)
The academy adheres to the following three DfE safeguarding documents (most recent versions)
- Working Together to Safeguard Children
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
- The Prevent Duty
The academy has a suite of safeguarding documents which are reviewed regularly and can be found in the Policies and Documents section of this website. If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact the academy and we will be only too happy to help you.
All staff receive regular Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school.
Pastoral care is key to the holistic approach we take at Coritani Academy. All teachers work to provide a focussed and welcoming start to the school day. We pride ourselves in developing good relationships between students and teachers
All staff work in a variety of ways to ensure students are safe and happy at school. The Academy also works closely with a myriad of external agencies to ensure that all students have every opportunity to access a full and varied curriculum.
If you would like to raise a general pastoral concern please contact the academy. For safeguarding concerns please contact John Niland (DSL) or Dave Flowitt/Nicky Pearson (Deputy DSLs). In both instances you can email firstname.lastname@example.org who fill forward your concerns to the relevant staff member.
All staff working with children have a legal responsibility to pass on to the relevant authorities any concerns or allegation that a child has been abused or harmed in any way. Usually this will be through the academy's Designated Safeguarding Lead. While this may be of concern to parents, staff have a legal responsibility to disclose this to other authorities who will then investigate.
While we take safeguarding of our students very seriously, sometimes young people prefer to talk to outside agencies. Here are some websites to support students and parents:
As an academy we consider good behaviour and high standards of politeness and good manners from the whole community to be an essential condition for effective teaching and learning to take place. It is a primary aim of our academy that every member of the academy community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly. We teach students to know the difference between right and wrong and to develop tolerance and understanding and expect parents to support this. This is modelled by staff working with students in the academy and also through the curriculum including the PSHE curriculum (Personal, Social and Health Education) and the RSE (Relationships and sex education) curriculum.
The academy works collaboratively with parents, so students receive consistent messages about how to behave at home and at the academy. We try to build a supportive dialogue between the two and inform parents if we have concerns about their child's welfare or behaviour. Our full Behaviour policy can be found here
The Academy does not tolerate bullying of any kind. If we discover that an act of bullying has taken place, we act immediately to stop any further occurrences of such behaviour, working with both parties involved in the incident. While it is very difficult to eradicate bullying, we do everything in our power to ensure that all students attend school free from fear. Our full Anti-Bullying policy can be found here
Emergency contact details:
In case of accident, emergency or illness at school, staff will take all possible steps to contact you immediately. It is your responsibility to inform us of any changes in employment, address or domestic circumstances as soon as they occur, so that the necessary contact details can be updated