The staff and governors at Ark Academy are committed to safeguarding the welfare of our pupils and to providing a safe environment with robust systems to ensure the safety and healthy development of all our pupils, within the academy and on related school trips and other activities.

Child Protection

Primary Designated Safeguarding Lead Mr Watkins
Primary Deputy Safeguarding Lead Ms Devlin
Secondary Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Needham
Secondary Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms Giannarou
Secondary Deputy Safeguarding Lead Mr Edmondson


To view our full Safeguarding Policy please click here.

Appendix A - School Procedures and Policies 

Appendix B - Statutory legislation and guidance documents links

Appendix C - Abuse/Safeguarding Issues that can place children at risk of harm

Appendix D - Recruitment and Appointment Policy


Additional policies:

COVID-19 Addendum for Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2020

Trips Procedures at Ark Academy

Supporting Transgender Pupils Code of Practice (2018-2021)

Managing Harmful Behaviour of Children Guidance

Procedures for Managing Allegations and Abuse Against Staff

Managing Violence Code of Practice

ICT Acceptable use Policy

Whistleblowing Policy