Safeguarding

At Sprowston Community Academy we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our students and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding includes:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

The school adheres to the following DFE safeguarding documents.

Keeping Childen Safe in Education 2020

Open Document

The Prevent Duty 2015

Open Document

All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding Training and are well aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within the school.  We pass all concerns on to a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads who taken the appropriate action, often working in partnership with external agencies including Children’s Services.If you have any serious concerns about your child, another student or a member of staff, please do not hesitate to contact the DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or the Alternate DSL’s.

If there is a situation that is an emergency or an immediate safety/safeguarding issue it is important that you report that to authorities that are staffed 24hrs a day; 0344 800 8020 Childrens Services, or the Police on 999.

Report4Support
and other useful support groups

Report4support is an in school communication tool for non-emergency issues that you might wish for school staff to be alerted to; such as, non-emergency safeguarding concerns, worries about well-being and issues related to conflict or bullying. When we receive an email through report4support, we will respond to your concern as soon as possible and ensuring that the concern is dealt with appropriately.

All general school queries should be directed to the school office via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Support Groups

If you have any concerns about the welfare of any child please speak to one of the staff below. Mrs Nicklin is our Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Wavell and Mr Price are our Alternate Designated Safeguarding Leads.

All others are fully trained Designated Safeguarding Leads. 

Ms E Nicklin

Assistant Headteacher/ Senior DSL

Mr M Price

Head of Inclusion/Alternate DSL

Ms A Wavell

Head of Year/Alternate DSL

Ms L Wood

Head of School

Mr M Setchell

Head of Year

Ms K Sully

Head of Year

Ms Blackthorn

Head of PD

Mr N Bugdale

SENCO

Ms H Cunningham

Senior Inclusion Coordinator

Find out more about

OPERATION
ENCOMPASS

At Sprowston Community Academy, we are working in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass

In order to achieve this, Norfolk Children’s Advice and Duty Service will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present with the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s).  On receipt of any information, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this could be silent or overt. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘Norfolk Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Abuse - Notifications to Schools’.  We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in this policy.

Ms L Wood

Head of School

Ms E Nicklin

Assistant Headteacher

Mr M Price

Head of Inclusion