Safeguarding at SSA

Keeping our pupils 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
N.Salim@stratfordschoolacademy.org

Ms Khan
Head of Curie House / Deputy safeguarding Lead
N.Khan@stratfordschoolacademy.org

Mr Javid
Head of Hawking House / Deputy safeguarding Lead
B.Javid@stratfordschoolacademy.org

Ms Munroe
Attendance support worker
S.Munroe@stratfordschoolacademy.org

Our Head of House are also trained in safeguarding:

Our Head of Houses

Grosvenor Road

Ms Khan – Head of Curie

N.Khan@stratfordschoolacademy.org

Ms Sharma – Head of Berners Lee

R.Sharma@stratfordschoolacademy.org

Mr Lowe – Head of Euler

D.Lowe@stratfordschoolacademy.org

Upton Lane

Mr Javid – Head of Hawking

B.Javid@stratfordschoolacademy.org

Mr Tozer –  Head of Noether

J.Tozer@stratfordschoolacademy.org

Ms Khan- Head of Crick

T.Khan@stratfordschoolacademy.org

If you are concerned about a child or young person’s welfare, please record your concern and any observations or conversation you have had, and report it to one of our Academy Leaders as soon as possible on the same day.

We provide a secure site for our children and adults are asked to adhere to our rules. School gates are kept locked except at the start and end of the day. Visitors may enter only through the main entrance after signing in at the office where relevant safeguarding checks are completed.

If you require any further information please contact Naila Salim (DSL) or Craig Hewitt (Headteacher)

Our safeguarding policy is available to download 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.