At The Brian Clarke Academy we are committed to keeping our students safe both within academy grounds and out in the wider community.

Our Safeguarding policy, including the Prevent Duty, is determined at Trust level.

The protection of students is achieved through:

  • The broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Students’ SMSC provision.
  • The inclusive nature of reflection and worship.
  • Appropriate checks and supervision on visiting speakers.
  • All student clubs having adequate staff supervision.
  • Internet controls ensuring students are safe from inappropriate material in school.
  • E-Safety education of students, parents and staff, including the risks of online exploitation and radicalisation.
  • All staff being trained in safeguarding on appointment, with appropriate annual training updates.
  • The core pastoral team receiving appropriate training, including Prevent Awareness, so that they are able to advise and support other staff on protecting children from the risk of exploitation and radicalisation.
  • Trust policy which clarifies the required referral route by the Designated Safeguarding Lead to Channel or MASH.

Our Safeguarding Team

  • Deputy Headteacher & DSL: Mrs M Skillings
  • Deputy DSLs: Miss S Coleman, Mr T Wild, Mrs J Jervis
  • Safeguarding Team: Ms L Brown, Mr D Douglas-Pringle, Miss E Williams

During school hours/term time, please contact our Safeguarding Team with questions or concerns on 0161 785 5085. For urgent queries outside of school hours or term time, please contact the Oldham Social Care team on 0161 770 7777 or the police on 101 or 999 where there is a risk to life.

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The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.