Safeguarding

At Stoke Studio College, the health, safety and well-being of every student is our paramount concern. We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is that our students enjoy their time at the Studio College. We want to work in partnership with parents/carers to help their child to achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.

To promote a safe environment for students, our safety recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including Disclosure and Barring Service check.

In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175 of the Education Act 2002, we have a designated person for our Child Protection, Mr Craig Bellingham, who is a member of the Senior Management Team, and has received appropriate training for this role. It is his responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with students have undertaken child protection awareness training on a regular basis.

On rare occasions, our concern about a student may mean that we have to consult other agencies. Unless it is not safe for a student, we would always aim to achieve this with consent. The procedures, which we follow, have been put in place by the Local Safeguarding Childrens Board. The Studio College adheres to a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. If you want to know more about our policies and procedures, please speak to Mr Bellingham.

The Safeguarding team at Stoke Studio College

Craig Bellingham - Director of Engineering

Craig Bellingham
Lead

Zoe Simpson - Lead Personal Coach

Zoe Simpson
Child Protection Officer


The Safeguarding team at The Discovery Academy

Miss P Rippingham-Smith

Miss P Rippingham-Smith
Lead

Mrs A Hayes

Mrs A Hayes
Deputy

Mrs R Prince

Mrs R Prince.

Mrs R Cope

Mrs R Cope

Mrs D Horton

Mrs D Horton

Mrs D Sherwin

Mrs D Sherwin

Mrs A Rowley

Mrs A Rowley


The Safeguarding team at The Excel Academy

Miss P Rippingham-Smith - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss P Rippingham-Smith
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs J Wainwright - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs J Wainwright
Deputy Safeguarding Lead


Mrs C. Malhi - Child protection Officer/Safeguarding Team

Mrs C. Malhi
Child Protection Officer

Mrs C. Sherratt - Child protection Officer/Safeguarding Team

Mrs C. Sherratt
Child Protection Officer


Mr J. Pickup