Keeping you safe


Stratford School Academy is committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support students, families and staff at school.

All adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors have a full and active part in protecting our students from harm/ safeguarding our students. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.”                                          Department for Education


We have a Safeguarding Policy and appropriate procedures in place. All staff (including temporary staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. All staff are trained in relation to child protection and other issues surrounding safeguarding.  Students are encouraged to talk and are listened to, knowing there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried or have concerns.


Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a student’s welfare and well-being. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child or young person’s welfare.

Stratford School Academy Safeguarding Team

Ms Salim
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Khan
Head of Curie House / Deputy safeguarding Lead

Mr Javid
Head of Hawking House / Deputy safeguarding Lead

Ms Munroe
Attendance support worker

Our Head of House are also trained in safeguarding:

Our Head of Houses

Grosvenor Road

Ms Khan – Head of Curie

Ms Sharma – Head of Berners Lee

Mr Lowe – Head of Euler

Upton Lane

Mr Javid – Head of Hawking

Mr Tozer –  Head of Noether

Ms Khan- Head of Crick

Safeguarding at SSA

Stratford School Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Naila Salim, who is supported by her deputies, Mr Javid and Ms Khan who are also pastoral leads.

If you have any concerns in regards to the safety/well-being of a pupil at Stratford School Academy, please email

If you believe that the safety of your child or any young person from SSA is being compromised please contact us via the email above. Examples of this can include,  online bullying or noticing a dramatic change in behaviour or anything else that you think is a safeguarding concern. A member of the safeguarding team will pick up the email and get in touch with you. We are here to help.

The school’s safeguarding policy can be found here and you can access the DfE’s Keeping Children Safe in Education here

You are not alone:

As a parent or carer you can also help you child.

Here are some useful websites

Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to ensure support for children living with domestic abuse in their homes when there has been a police attended incident of Domestic Abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short-, medium- and long-term effects of domestic abuse.
Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Bringing together the NSPCC’s expertise in protecting children and O2’s tech know-how, we’re helping you keep your kids safe online. Whether you’re an online expert or you’re unsure of where to start, we’re here to help.
Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.
Facebook’s own page explaining its privacy settings to users.
Get the latest crime statistics and advice, help us with appeals for information and find out what we’re doing to tackle crime in your area.
Government advice and trusted resources for schools to safeguard students from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of UK law enforcement.

A Guide to Internet safety and safe surfing. The information on the site is targeted at all different age ranges as well as advice for parents / carers and teachers The site is run by CEOP.