All staff at Hillocks Primary Academy are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Families can feel confident that careful procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children at the academy.

We actively encourage families and children to talk freely about any concerns or worries that may affect educational progress. We recognise the importance of families knowing that their children are safe and happy, and know the impact that this can have on a child’s educational progress.

Children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. Children may be referred for additional bespoke support from external agencies who work closely with the academy if necessary, with academy staff working in partnership with families at all times to inform them of additional support required or accessed for their child. However, staff cannot guarantee to consult parents first, or to keep children’s concerns confidential, if a referral must be made to agencies in order to safeguard the child’s welfare.

If you have any concerns relating to any child in our academy, please contact one of the following designated staff or call the academy office on 01623 408785.

Designated senior person

Margaret Newcombe– Principal – mnewcombe@hillocksprimary-ac.org.uk

Deputy designated senior persons

Rick Gascoyne – Deputy Head – rgasgoyne@hillocksprimary-ac.org.uk

Charlotte Adams – SENCO – cadams@hillocksprimary-ac.org.uk

Michelle Scott – Family Support Worker – mscott@hillocksprimary-ac.org.uk

Safeguarding policy

Hillocks Primary Academy follow the Diverse Academies’ safeguarding policy, together with having our own local appendix which details all relevant contacts. You can find our local appendix here.