Witton Park Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We believe that all children are individuals and that the curriculum should engage students to develop lively, enquiring minds in order that they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge relevant to the rapidly changing world in which they live.

We ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of all students regardless of ability, culture or background and our philosophy is to care for our students in the same way we would like our own children to be treated. This ensures each child’s individual requirements and needs are met.

We understand that the transition from Primary to Secondary School can be an anxious time for our new students and parents and we endeavour to ensure that this period is as smooth as possible. We welcome contact with parents in order to alleviate any concerns or worries that students may have so that they can really look forward to joining us in September.

It is the partnership between students, supportive parents/carers and dedicated Staff that ensures our students achieve their true potential. We feel that parental involvement is an integral part of addressing an individual student’s needs.

We endeavour to identify any special educational needs as early as possible and offer appropriate support in terms of resources and teacher time. We are proud to be able to offer access to students with physical difficulties. Ramps are provided to all entrances and exits and there is a lift in the North Wing of the School.

We have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place, all staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Click to download our:

School Safeguarding Policy 2017 – 2018

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Our Child Protection Liaison Officers (CPLOs) are:
Helen Cook
Assistant Headteacher, Senior Child Protection Officer
Georgina Hughes Deputy Child Protection Officer