Safeguarding, Health and Safety

Safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing

Our E-Safety Policy can be found here.

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

The academy has a Child Protection Policy which can be found here! The Headteacher has designated responsibility for Child Protection matters. All staff receive regular Child Protection training.


As part of our statutory obligation to ensure that we are meeting the requirements of Prevent Duty (a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes) a copy of The Prevent Strategy - A guide for Parents can be viewed here!

The 'Prevent - Duty Document' can be found, here!

Safeguarding guidance

For Safeguarding Guidance specifically designed for parents and carers, follow the link to a website developed by ParentZone and the child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) which offers a good range of support and advice. The website can be found, here!

The Department for Education Guidelines on Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016) can be found, here!

Special Educational Needs

The AET Special Educational Needs policy can be found here.

The Ashingdon SEN-School Information Report can be found here!

Protection, Health and Welfare

An ongoing monitoring programme exists for children aged 5-16. If either a parent or teacher identifies a health concern, the Academy Health Advisor can be contacted on 01268 775650 to arrange a health assessment.

Ashingdon Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and staff.

More information on reporting Safeguarding concerns can be found on the Essex Safeguarding Children Board website which can be accessed, here!

Medicine in the Academy

Medicine should not be brought into the academy if at all possible. If you wish the academy to administer medication in loco parentis, a 'Request to Administer Medication' form must be completed in full and left with the medicine at the academy office. The medication must be supplied in its original container, clearly labelled, and handed in at the academy office to a designated member of staff. A written record of medication administered is kept in the office. It is the child's responsibility to remember to go to the office at the appropriate time. The academy has the right to refuse to administer medication.

Illness or Injury at the Academy

When a child is either injured or feels ill, they should be sent to the office. If necessary, the office staff will contact the parent to advise them of the illness or injury. Any child who has to leave school during the school day must be collected by an adult and must leave school via the school office. Registers and dinner records will be amended by the office staff.

Attendance reports will be sent to all parents at the end of the academic year.