Our Commitment: Trust Statement from the CEO of AET
Like everyone, we've been appalled by the stories that are emerging across the country. It is completely unacceptable that girls are being treated in this way and we have a collective responsibility as education leaders to take a stand. We pride ourselves on being a highly inclusive family of schools, and whilst we have strong systems and controls in place as part of our work on equality, diversity and inclusion focusing on gender, racism, sexuality and disability, we want to make sure we are leaving no stone unturned in eradicating these insidious behaviours. In addition to our existing practices, we are taking steps to ensure that each of our schools has the means to capture testimony from students - either anonymously or in person through safe spaces - so that there is every opportunity to uncover any issues, past or present. We all need to go further and shine a light on these issues so that they are brought out in the open and dealt with swiftly, including involving the police. To do otherwise, makes us part of the problem.
Broadlands Academy is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all of our students.
In order to support those enrolled at the academy, we have a dedicated Safeguarding Team of trained professionals who can offer advice and guidance.
If students have any concerns over their own safety and welfare, or the safety and welfare of another student, they should discuss this with their Form Tutor, their Year Co-ordinator, Ms Cains (Pastoral Hub Manager), Mrs Barendt (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Student Welfare Assistant) or Miss Daly (Designated Safeguarding Lead and Senior Leader).
Bullying, including cyberbullying
Child sexual exploitation
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Sexting (Youth Produced Sexual Imagery)
All staff at Broadlands Academy have had safeguarding training and are alert to the possibility of risks and any safeguarding issues. If they recognise a concern, are told about a concern by a third party or if a student makes a disclosure to them, they have the duty and the responsibility to make their concerns known to one of the designated Safeguarding Team.
Students can contact the Academy's safeguarding team by emailing: SAFEGUARDING@broadlandsacademy.org