Winterbourne Academy

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01454 252000


Winterbourne Academy recognises its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

We work together with other agencies to ensure effective arrangements are in place to identify, assess and support children who are suffering from harm.

Safeguarding our school community is of paramount importance. We ensure that all our staff are aware of, and have the skills to deal with, any child protection or safeguarding concerns. We have robust recruitment procedures and professional development programmes which ensure that all our staff uphold our strong ethos and values. All of our staff receive yearly updates as part of their child protection training.

If you have any concerns regarding the welfare or safeguarding of students please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Safeguarding Team via email: or by calling 01454 252000

Key School Contacts

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Janie Ashburner

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Rebecca Burnett-Sully


Our Pastoral Team can also support you, their contacts details are as follows:


Heads of Year:

Year 7 - Mr Mills

Year 8 - Mr Blackwell

Year 9 - Miss Wood

Year 10 - Miss Collett

Year 11 - Mrs Webster -

Post 16 - Mr Everson -


Student Support Assistants:

Year 7/8/9 -  Mr Haskins

Year 10/11 - Miss Ashton

Post 16 - Mrs Moon


They can also be reached using the main school number 01454 252000.

The Designated Trustee with responsibility for Child Protection is Dawn Kingscott- you can make contact via the Clerk to Governors at

South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Board

We follow the advice issued from the South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Board and their site has a range of useful information for parents and carers as well as numbers to contact if you have concerns about the safety and wellbeing of a child.


South Gloucestershire Emergency Contacts

Please use the numbers below if you have concerns about a child and would like to speak to someone from the Access and Response Team directly:

01454 866000 ‐ Monday to Friday 9am ‐ 5pm

01454 615165 ‐ Out of hours and at weekends

You can view the Olympus Safeguarding Policy here.


Winterbourne Academy Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Policy - October 2020

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Safeguarding Policy - COVID 19 Addendum - January 2021

OAT Safeguarding Staff Handbook


Useful Links