Priestley College is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the welfare of all of its students and to sustaining an open and supportive culture where:
- Students can thrive and achieve
- Students, Staff, Governors, volunteers and visitors can feel secure
- Everyone is assured that their welfare is a high priority
Priestley College recognises that students and vulnerable adults have a right to be protected from harm. Students cannot learn effectively if they do not feel safe from harm or exploitation. The College is committed to providing support and protection for all students in College, at home, online and in their communities.
The college’s Safeguarding Policy is created in conjunction with the TCAT Safeguarding Policy (see Policies section) and in line with the annual KCSIE updates. You can read all of them below:
A culture of safeguarding is at the heart of our work. All staff receive annual training and are recruited using safer recruitment practices.
Students can refer concerns to any member of staff, including their teachers, Progress Tutor or designated individuals as appropriate.
Each year the College completes two external safeguarding audits – one from the Local Authority and the other from the Trust, TCAT. Student voice and surveys are completed to identify any concerns, review our work and plan actions.
Anyone with concerns should report them to the safeguarding team. You can report your concerns below.
Know your lanyard
Students and staff must wear their ID badge (including visitors) on site and at all times. We challenge anyone who is seen not wearing a lanyard.
Report a safeguarding issue
It is our policy to provide prompt action to protect our students and young people from harm. If you have any safeguarding concerns – whether you are a student / parent / carer please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Safeguarding Team
Assistant Principal (Safeguarding Lead)
Pastoral Head (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Looked After Child and Previously Looked After Child Policy
TCAT academies are committed to providing access to excellent education and opportunities to enrich the lives of our children and young people. All our academies are committed to finding ways to overcome barriers that may be faced by children who are looked after or previously have been. You can read the Looked After Child and Previously Looked After Child Policy here