Staff and Governors at Windmill L.E.A.D. Academy are aware that many children are the victims of different kinds of abuse and that they can be subjected to social factors that have an adverse impact upon their lives – including domestic violence, substance misuse, bullying,  mental health and radicalisation. We also acknowledge that safeguarding incidents could happen anywhere and staff should be alert to possible concerns arising. 

Through our curriculum we teach children to stay safe and happy. We encourage the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have is legitimate, and to share their worries, big or small with their trusted adult; at home; school or with ChildLine.

Key contacts:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Katy Aggus, SENCO
  • Deputy Safeguarding Lead- Claire Caldwell, Executive Headteacher
  • Deputy Safeguarding Lead- James Colvin, Head of School
  • Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Ruth Pickering, Head of School
  • Deputy Safeguarding Lead- Melanie Jago, Attendance Officer
  • Safeguarding Governor – Stacey Castillo, Vice Chair of Academy Governing Body

For any safeguarding concerns during school hours, please contact the school office on 0115 915 0195 and ask for a member of the designated safeguarding team above. 

If you are concerned about a child you can also contact Children’s Social Care on 0115 876 4800 (0115 876 5600 for out of hours) or email [email protected]

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The school works closely with Nottinghamshire Police on an initiative called Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (Miss Aggus) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been experienced a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.