Reporting a Safeguarding Concern

Our Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. We expect all pupils, staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.


The academy ensures that pupils learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including being exploited. 

Below is our Designated Safeguarding Team:-

Janine Dix, Headteacher

Libby Tabbenor: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Stephen Schmidt: Senior Head of Centre

Rob Galvin: Head of Nurture

Emma Davis: Assistant Headteacher

We also have safeguarding support from Hannah Longley, Esteem Safeguarding Lead and Head of FASST.

Libby Tabbenor can be contacted during the school holiday with any concerns via email at or academy mobile phone on 07548 837344.

See linked academy staffing structure for DSLs.

For any out of school hours concern

Safeguarding: Out of Hours and during School Holidays


If you have a concern about any young person with regards to their safety and wellbeing, there are several agencies that can be contacted when the Support Centres are closed. The details of the agencies are listed below:-


  • Call Derbyshire: 01629 533190

  • Childline: 0800 1111

  • Online issues or exploitation concerns can be reported to CEOP: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP)

  • Police 101 (999 in an emergency)