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Orchard Primary Academy

Our Safeguarding Team

Orchard Primary Academy is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, this includes; safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment, and that we all feel safe in our environment.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of someone at our school please talk to the Academy's Designated Safeguarding Lead or to another member of the team.

Email: office@orchardprimaryacademy.org 

Telephone: 01924 469578

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Miss Danielle Fisher


What is the role of the designated safeguarding Lead? 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Orchard is Miss. Fisher. The main role is to ensure all children are happy and safe at both home and school. She will meet parents/carers and talk about ways to support you at home and in some cases, may make referrals to social care or other appropriate supporting agencies. Other parts of her job are: 

  • Train staff to a high standard about different areas of safeguarding 
  • Help parents get the support they may need to make positive changes 
  • Support parent and child mental health 
  • Identify cases of abuse, radicalisation, crime etc and refer to the relevant agencies 
  • Be the first point of contact for parents, staff, children and other agencies to share worries and concerns 
  • Attend all safeguarding meetings such as Child protection, core group, child in need or TAF meetings 
  • Keep detailed written records of all concerns and referrals so they can be seen by the deputy designated safeguarding leads. 
  • Play a role in leading on online safety to ensure all children are taught about appropriate things. 
  • Encourage a culture of listening and hearing the childs' voice. 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads


                          Miss. Hirst                 Mrs. Elliott                           Mr. Myers   

                         Head of School              Pastoral Manager                     Assistant Principal




                 Mrs. Leeming                                                  Mrs. Sambrook

                  Behaviour Support Assistant                                     Parental Engagement and                                                                                                              Attendance officer                              

Person Responsible for Looked After Children

Miss Danielle Fisher