The welfare and safety of our students is our priority. We do everything possible to ensure our students’ safety, both within the school community and outside of school, including working with relevant agencies to address any issues related to child protection.


Students are informed of who they should go to should they have a concern about their own safety or the safety of others.


At INA, all staff have regular safeguarding training to ensure that they are able to meet their statutory responsibilities. We also have a number of staff who are designated to respond to any child protection concerns and to liaise with social services:

Designated Safeguarding Staff
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)                                                                       
  • Leanne Abbott-Jones, Vice Principal
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)                                                                       
  • Tam Broadway, Primary Headteacher (Designated Safeguarding Lead for Primary)
  • Sugra Alibhai,  Head of Sixth Form (Designated Safeguarding Lead for Sixth Form)
Designated Child Protection Officers                                                                       
  • David Beattie (Designated Safeguarding Lead for Secondary)
  • Patrick Ball (Designated Online Safety Officer)
  • Gareth Marshall-Jones
  • Pardeep Chaggar
  • Amreen Patel
  • David Wilson
  • Samantha Jones
  • Simran Athwal
  • Ade Barber
  • Roxy Stylianou
  • Tom Griffiths
  • Blaine Smith
  • Eva McEvoy


Support during school closure

If you would like to discuss any concerns you have, you can contact the school by:


  1. Calling the school on: 020 8911 6666
  2. Emailing:


Please make sure you leave your full name and year group in the email. This will help us respond to your request effectively.


Your wellbeing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important, especially when having to stay at home for this period of time. This includes a healthy diet, sleeping well and exercising. The PE department have shared some ideas for staying active at home on year group Edmodo pages.


You can also have social contact with loved ones at home, and virtually through your phone or online with other family and friends. Make sure you take breaks between your learning and set a schedule that works for you to connect to others.


Online Safety whilst completing your learning online will mean that you need to be really aware of staying safe. If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, report this to your parents/carers or on CEOP. In such situations, the best thing to do is block the person, and then report it on (we have put some links below to some helpful guides to staying safe online).


Parents/ Carers - there are a range of agencies who can support you if you are finding this time challenging, please do contact us at school, or see the links to agencies below.


Covid-19 Information



Guidance on use of face covering when travelling to school or college

Children aged 11 and over are legally required to wear a face covering on public transport in England, unless exempt for health, age or disability reasons.

In accordance with advice from Public Health England, we recommend that local authorities advise children and young people aged 11 and over to wear a face covering when travelling on dedicated school transport, unless they are exempt. Coronavirus (COVID-19) usually spreads by droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. When used correctly, wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) droplets in certain circumstances, helping to protect others.

Schools should support local authorities in promoting the use of face coverings when travelling to and from school, and help them to resolve any issues of non-compliance where appropriate.

The ‘Hands. Face. Space.’ campaign urges everyone to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates. The NHS has released a ‘Hands. Face. Space.’ video that may be a useful resource when communicating the importance of wearing a face covering on transport directly to children and young people.

Further information on face coverings can be found in our guidance on transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020.



Translation of guidance for parents and carers on early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term

We have translated our guidance for parents and carers with children in nursery, school, or college in the autumn term.

The guidance is available in the following languages:




Policies and information

Parent toolkit online issues

Coping with COVID-19 resource list

Kooth Offer

Managing social media

Managing bereavement A guide for schools

Selfcare Summer

Tips for having a conversation with a child about mental health

Kooth 5 Steps to Wellbeing Interactive Activities

Mental health awareness week 18th - 22nd May

BDHR Parents and Carers Kooth Information

Redbridge Prevent Digital Safety During Covid-19

Keeping safe online during lockdown

SEATSS How to get help during Covid

Coronavirus: resources for managing anxiety and improving wellbeing




Kooth Info Sheet for YP

Parent-Guardian Online Radicalisation Information and Support.pdf

Moving To Secondary School Guide

EPS parent helpline

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy 2020-2021

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy Appendix A

COVID-19 Addendum for Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Online grooming keep child safe

Online Grooming Support

Cyberbullying keep child safe

Online safety teenagers

Social Media Guidance UKCCIS

Houseparty - Parents' Guide

Tiktok - Parents' Guide

CAF Team Poster Final

County Lines - what is it?

County Lines Podcast:



Useful Links

Providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or having a difficult time.

Whatever you’re facing, a Samaritan will face it with you. Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom.

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Making sure you get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. 

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Anxious? Worried? Stressed? Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.

Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. They take people from crisis to calm every single day. 

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Our services help children who’ve been abused, protect children at risk and find the best ways to prevent child abuse from ever happening.

The NSPCC are the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK. They help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

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We're here for you, whatever's on your mind. We'll support you. Guide you. Help you make decisions that are right for you.

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it's better out than in. We're here to support you. There are lots of different ways to speak to a Childline counsellor or get support from other young people.

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Providing a range of integrated community and mental health services for people living in East London boroughs including Redbridge. 

Whether you are experiencing a physical or mental health condition, NELFT provides professional and caring healthcare so that you, your family and friends can feel confident that your health needs are well met.

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We believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner. 

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

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Want to talk to someone who will understand you? Are you looking for advice to help a friend? Kooth is here for you. 

Through Kooth you can get free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support. Chat with a professional counsellor, read self-help articles and join peer-to-peer forums.There are thousands of young people logging into Kooth everyday, it can be nice to know that you are not alone

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Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? 

If you have been a victim of sexual online abuse or you're worried this is happening to someone you know, let us know safely and securely by making a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors. 

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Dedicated to self-harm recovery, insight and support.

SelfharmUK is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what's going on in your life. 

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Supporting those who have experienced violence and abuse is at the core of everything we do. No matter what your experience – domestic violence, sexual violence, ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, FGM, human trafficking or modern slavery – we are here to support you. 

We understand each person’s circumstances and needs are different and that survivors need different services at different times. Our expert staff work closely, and confidentially, with every individual to develop a bespoke support plan. If a woman is not sure what service she wants or needs, Refuge will support her to explore her options. 

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We empower LGBT people to be their authentic selves, enabling them to realise and achieve their full potential, and we empower LGBT people and allies to create positive change.

We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone. We believe we're stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.

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Box Up Crime

We want to help young people in Redbridge. We kick start our live workouts this Friday at 5 pm 1st May 2020 with boxing champion Lawrence Okolie who will be going live with boxup to do a live workout for the kids and finish of with short interview on how he managed to get to the height of his career. 

This program will be delivered online via: Instagram, Youtube, Zoom and House party. 

Young people can contact our hotline for advice between 9am and 9pm on: 07903101748



Wellbeing Workshops

Wellbeing workshops for KS1 & 2

Wellbeing workshops for KS3 & 4

Parent Wellbeing workshops

Parent Wellbeing workshops - translated

Parent Wellbeing workshops additional information