King James Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.  If you have any bullying / safeguarding concern, please report it here.

We aim to:

We recognise that because of their day-to-day contact with children, school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of abuse.  Staff in schools will therefore:

To achieve our commitment to safeguarding young people, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust Safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of Safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

Safeguarding: Over the festive season members of our team will be on duty.  If you have any concerns, please contact the school at:  There is much coverage about the proposed new online safety bill.  Our primary duty has to be to ensure young people stay safe online.

Useful resources can be found here: Internet Matters and here: Childnet 


King James Academy Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead:   Mrs K Watson

Mrs B Owen

Mrs C Holland

Mrs E Silverthorne

Mrs A Brogden

Mr H Mead

Mrs K Girling

Mrs C Rao

Mr J Edwards

Mr A Choudhury

Mr D Rowland

Single Central Record Manager : T Sell

Nominated Governor: Mark Neesam

Useful Links


Information and Communications Technology covers a wide range of resources including; web-based and mobile learning is seen as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults. Consequently, schools need to build in the use of these technologies in order to arm our young people with the skills to access lifelong learning and employment, particularly recognising the constant and fast paced evolution of ICT within our society as a whole.

Whilst exciting and beneficial both in and out of the context of education, much ICT, particularly web-based resources, are not consistently policed.  All users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these Internet technologies and that some have minimum age requirements (13 years in most cases).

At King James, we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on e-Safety Issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.

eSafety advice

If you feel like someone has acted inappropriately towards you online via any form of social media you should report it. Each of the main social media applications have 'report abuse' buttons which you can use but you can also contact the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) using the link below:

Should you want further information regarding the support offered at KJAR, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Team or your Head of Year.

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