The safeguarding of our pupils is of utmost importance at St Matthew Academy. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. We consistently work with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements are made to identify, assess, prevent and support any child who suffers harm.

All members of staff believe that St Matthew Academy should provide a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of all our children.

All staff in the Academy receive regular Safeguarding and Child Protection training and are aware of procedures to report any concerns.

Our Designated Safeguarding leads are:

Academy Lead - Sean October (Deputy Head)

Primary Lead - Lorna Beckley (Head of Primary)

Safeguarding Governor - Pat Barber (Chair of IMB)