The safety and welfare of our students is paramount, we feel that caring for individuals is one of our great strengths. Tutors are alert to the needs of the students in their charge and are quick to inform senior staff if individuals appear to have difficulties or concerns.
Each year group has a Manager; their main job is to look after the welfare of the students within their year. Parents who require advice about welfare may contact the school or Mr R Gilchrist, Education Welfare Officer, St Edmunds House, Rope Walk, Ipswich (Tel: 08456 077055). As Mr Gilchrist is a frequent visitor, messages can be left for him at the Academy. The Education Welfare Officer is also responsible for monitoring the attendance of students at the Academy along with our Attendance Officer.
Our Safeguarding Lead Professional is Mr K Greenwood and his deputy is Mrs K Rice, both can be contacted at the Academy.
We have a school nurse who visits the Academy on a regular basis. The school nurse is a registered nurse with special training in the health and development of students. The school nurse works as part of a team based at Chantry Clinic.
In addition we employ a Transitional Support Assistant who can work with children and their families throughout the school year. This provides continuity of care, with transition from primary school to the Academy.
Parents may contact the school nurse via the Academy or on 01473 685964. You can also contact your child’s Year Manager at any time to discuss any concerns that you may have.