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.
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.
Visitors may not use mobile phones on site, including taking photographs of the Academy, staff or students.
If you need first aid or feel unwell please report to the Academy’s Reception.
Wixams Academy operates a no smoking policy. Please do not smoke or vape anywhere on the academy site.
It is everyone's responsibility to RECOGNISE and RESPOND to any concerns about the welfare of a child or young person.
Adults visiting or working on the academy site play an important part in the life of the academy. Please observe the following guidelines:
If you have any concerns that a student may be at risk of harm, report it immediately to the Designated Persons (DSL) for child protection, Paul Spyropoulos, Lindsey Pearson, Andrew O’Rourke, Amanda Maddox, Clare Mountain, Holly Stack, Catherine Stacey and Lucy Bonforte who can be contacted during school hours via the Academy’s Reception, or via the following email addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org Head of Year 10
email@example.com Head of Year 9 firstname.lastname@example.org Head of Year 8
email@example.com- Head of Year 7
For concerns outside of school hours please see the following contact details (Emergency contact details section follows)
Emergency Contact Numbers
Academy Reception 01234 608950
Site team 07803 266571
Multi Agency Support Hub (MASH): email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01234 718700 (office hours) or 0300 300 8123 (out of hours)
Local authority Designated Officer (LADO): email@example.com or call 01234 276693
NSPCC Whistleblowing: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 028 0285
If there is an allegation made against a member of staff, you must pass this on to the Principal: email@example.com
If an allegation is made against the Principal, the Chair of Governors must be informed: Chair of Governors, Wixams Academy, Green Lane, Wixams, Bedford MK42 6BA
If an allegation is made against the Chair of Governors, the BCAT Chair must be contacted: Ian Pryce, Bedford College, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AH
Thank you for helping to keep Wixams Academy safe.
Wixams Academy, Green Lane Wixams, Bedfordshire MK42 6BA
01234 608 950