At Hammersmith Academy we are committed to providing a secure and safe environment where all members of the Academy, students and staff, can feel safe and are kept safe.
Staff and students will promote a climate where everyone can feel confident about sharing any concerns that they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.
Mr Sheppard – Designated Safeguarding Lead
All safeguarding queries and issues should be referred to Mr Sheppard (Assistant Headteacher) in the first instance. If you are unable to contact Mr Sheppard, please direct all contact should be directed to Mr Kynaston (Headteacher).
Out of Hours Contact
There may be an occasion where parents, students or staff feel the need to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead or the Deputy outside of Academy hours. If this is the case please download the information sheet below which will give you contact details for Hammersmith & Fulham services.
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
Your child’s Student Achievement Manager is responsible for looking after their wellbeing on a daily basis. They are also trained as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads and are your first point of contact to discuss any concerns.
- Ms Candice Gowie
- Ms Sarah Dias Martins
- Ms Hayleigh Fox-Clark
- Ms Reneta Gorqaj
- Ms Beth Cutting
Schools Police Officer
The Academy has a dedicated Schools Officer who works closely with the Academy’s Safeguarding Team. The role of the Schools Officer is to engage with students and staff on important up-to-date information on policing and is the direct police contact for concerns raised. Although the Schools Officer is not based at the school, parents are able to contact PC Waite via the Academy to raise serious concerns. Any urgent matters should of course be made to 999 in the event of an emergency.
Equality of Opportunity and Diversity Statement
Hammersmith Academy welcomes a diverse population of both students and staff. We understand the reality of an ethnically, culturally and sexually diverse society. We respect all members of our academy community and value the differences between us. We are also committed to not only respecting but celebrating differences. We believe in establishing a safe, secure and open community in which we protect the individuals in our care and also can develop attitudes and philosophies where they may play their part in promoting equality in the wider communities in which they live, play and work.
The Sharp System
Students can also get advice, support or make referrals via ‘TheSharpSystem”. This system allows students to do so anonymously and without fear.
Kooth is a free and anonymous support service that is available to our students. Students can contact counsellors online for support by visiting www.kooth.com.