Safeguarding

As of 1st December 2018, The New Bridge Academy will undergo a sponsored rebrokerage from Ascent Academies Trust to Trinity Academy Newcastle Multi Academy Trust.

Trinity Academy Newcastle recognises the moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our pupils.

We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children and young people are respected and valued. We will be alert to the signs of abuse and maltreatment and will follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

The procedures contained in our policy apply to all staff and governors and are consistent with those of the Local Safeguarding Children Board.

Core principles

This policy is one of a series in the school’s integrated safeguarding portfolio. Our core safeguarding principles are as follows:

  • The school’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is of paramount importance.
  • Safer children make more successful learners.
  • Representatives of the whole school community of pupils, parents, staff and governors will be involved in policy development and review.
  • Policies will be reviewed annually, unless an incident or new legislation or guidance suggest the need for an interim review.

The statement and core principles demonstrate the school’s understanding that, to carry out its role effectively, it must:

  • Give priority to the welfare of the child
  • Understand the importance of respect
  • Recognise the relationship between safety and learning
  • Value the opinions and contributions of the whole school community
  • Ensure staff are appropriately trained
  • Develop and maintain effective procedures
  • Comply with the prevailing legislation and consider prevailing guidance

Once the school’s values are established you can then consider how they can be translated into practice through your approaches to teaching and learning.

Designated Officers

Nina McDougal Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mick Harriott Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Patrick Tully Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Trinity Academy Newcastle Trust Safeguarding Lead

Michelle Higgins Trust Safeguarding Lead

 

Safeguarding Policies

Trinity Academy Newcastle Trust

Trinity Academy Newcastle Trust will sponser the rebrokerage of The Newbridge Academy as of 1st December 2018

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next  school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience(ACE)

Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACE’s

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Prevent Duty

Pamphlet for Parents

On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities and schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Trinity Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is as important as safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society; everyone should be treated with respect whatever their race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, special need, or disability.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy.

Patrick Tully

Acting Head of School