Star Academy and Academy Transformation Trust prioritise the safeguarding of our pupils.

Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school.

The staff at Star Academy have a duty to report any concerns that they may have that any child may be at risk from significant harm or may be suffering significant harm, particularly as a consequence of possible abuse.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2021-2022

Further information about how to help us safeguard when you are on the premises can be found in the following leaflet.

STAR Safeguarding Leaflet 2021-2022

All staff at Star Academy undergo a thorough safer recruitment and vetting process.

We have a Safeguarding Team which consists of:

Designated Safeguarding Lead : Mrs C Lewis (Assistant Principal)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs K Wildman (Principal)

Safeguard lead trained: Mrs J Parker-Bowen (Learning Support)

Safeguard lead trained: Mrs C Williams (Home School Link Worker)

Safeguard lead trained: Mrs B Caisley (Executive Principal)

Designated Governor for Safeguarding : Mr Jonathan Hankey

If you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please contact:

The designated safeguarding lead (Mrs C Lewis) or the deputy designated safeguarding lead (Mrs K Wildman) on 01782 235055

If school is closed and you have an urgent concern about a child’s welfare and believe them to be at risk of significant harm you could call the Police on 999 or make contact with:

Advice and Access Team Telephone 01782 235100
email CHaD@stoke.gov.uk

Emergency Duty Team – 01782 234234 (After 5pm)

If you require support for Looked after children, following legal guardianship or post adoption, please contact:

Mrs Caroline Lewis (Assistant Principal) on 01782 235055

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018