Safeguarding

Download: Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Safety Information for Visitors

We hope that your visit will be enjoyable, informative and safe. Please help us by reading and complying with the guidance contained in this leaflet, which is intended to ensure your health and safety whilst at Wixams Academy. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.

Security

All visitors and contractors coming in to the academy must sign in at Reception. Please ensure your visitors pass and lanyard are clearly visible.

If you are working unsupervised with students, you will be asked to produce your DBS certificate or details thereof, together with proof of identification, ie Passport or driving licence. Without this you may not be granted access.

Photographs

Visitors are prohibited from taking photographs whilst on site.

Fire and Evacuation

  • Your host will explain what to do in the case of emergencies and fire alarms.
  • The alarm is a continuous bell. You must leave the building by the fire exit in the dining hall.
  • Stay with your host as they will escort you to the assembly point and ensure that you are recorded as present.
  • Do not take any personal risks.
  • You must not re-enter the building until told it is safe to do so.

First Aid

If you need first aid or feel unwell please report to the Academy’s Reception.

Contractors

  • Contractors must ensure that they follow any health and safety guidelines that may apply. By doing so, you will assist us in meeting the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Contractors working within school hours must hold a valid DBS enhanced disclosure certificate.

Smoking and Vaping

Wixams Academy operates a no smoking policy. Please do not smoke or vape anywhere on the academy site.

Car Parking

  • All vehicles and their contents are left at the owner’s risk.
  • Please observe the speed limit of 10mph.

Safeguarding Guidance for Visitors to the Academy

Adults visiting or working on the academy site play an important part in the life of the academy. Please observe the following guidelines:

  • Do not initiate verbal or physical contact with students unless it is appropriate and a part of the agreed reason for your visit.
  • Do not give any personal information to students, such as your mobile number or email address.
  • Do not give students details of your personal social network accounts or engage in any communication with students using social networking sites.
  • If you have any concerns that a student may be at risk of harm, report it immediately to the senior designated person for child protection (Paul Spyropoulos) who can be contacted via the Academy’s Reception.
  • If a student makes a disclosure to you, do not promise confidentiality; explain that you will need to talk to someone else. Inform the designated senior person for child protection.

Thank you for helping to keep Wixams Academy safe.

Emergency Contact Numbers

  • Academy Reception 01234 608950
  • Mr N Spasic (Site Agent) 07710 626 862
  • Mr S Rodger (Site Agent) 07947 035 469