Safeguarding

Isaac Newton Academy is committed to providing a safe, secure and respectful environment for all members of our school community. Our practices and policies are underpinned by a child centred approach to safeguarding and wellbeing, ensuring that the individual rights and needs of the child remain central to our decision making and actions.

 

Reporting Safeguarding Concerns

If you would like to contact the safeguarding team, please email or call us using the details below.  You can also report concerns in person by speaking to a member of staff in the Academy. Please provide as much information as you can, including your name so that we can get in touch with you quickly.

Email: safeguarding@isaacnewtonacademy.org

Telephone: 020 8911 6666

 

Our Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Staff
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)                                                                                                
  • Aretha Banton, Vice Principal

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs)

  • Tam Broadway - Primary Headteacher (Primary Phase)
  • Alison Hughes – KS3 and KS4 Safeguarding Administrator
  • Anu Patel - KS4 and KS5 Safeguarding Administrator

                                                                 

Designated Teacher for Looked After Children                                                                                             
  • Aretha Banton, Vice Principal

 

We want members of the Isaac Newton community to confidently share their concerns and seek advice when needed. Care, respect and integrity are key principles of our safeguarding practice, and we strive to ensure that all students experience high quality pastoral support throughout their time at Isaac Newton Academy.

 

Our Academy provides a safe, inclusive and stimulating environment which supports our students to engage in a range of powerful learning experiences in the classroom, and during our wider enrichment curriculum activities. Our pastoral curriculum is embedded through the Bridges and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) frameworks and promotes the social, moral, spiritual, cultural and physical development of all students.

 

At Isaac Newton Academy, safeguarding matters are treated in a sensitive, respectful and professional manner. All staff engage in safeguarding training throughout the course of the year and are aware of INA response and reporting procedures. This ensures that all staff remain vigilant and are able to support children and families as and when needed. The DSL and wider the Safeguarding Team work in partnership with local statutory and community services, for example Local Authority Inclusion services, Children’s Social Care, CAMHS and the Police. The team are highly experienced and are aware of local reporting thresholds, processes and contextual safeguarding matters.

 

On this page you will find information about Child Protection and Safeguarding including topics such as E-safety, preventing harmful sexualised behaviour, PREVENT, FGM and Child Sexual Exploitation. Our Safeguarding Policy, visitor leaflets and parent/carer guides can also be downloaded from this page.

 

Redbridge Safeguarding Children Partnership (RSCP)

Parents and members of the local community can contact the Isaac Newton Academy Safeguarding Team via the Academy telephone number or by email on safeguarding@isaacnewtonacademy.org.

 

Members of the public are also able to make direct referrals to Social Care. Please find below details of Children’s Services in our local area. If you have concerns about a child’s welfare or suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, please telephone Redbridge Council on:

More information on child protection is available on Redbridge Council’s website https://www.redbridgescp.org.uk/about-the-rscp/. If you have concerns about an adult who may be at risk of abuse, please view the Redbridge safeguarding adults page.

Contact can be made with the RSCP LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) by emailing LADO@redbridge.gov.uk or phoning 020 8708 5350. If it is outside of normal working hours the Emergency Duty Team should be contacted on 020 8708 5897.

 

Visiting Speakers to the Academy

Our curriculum and careers programmes are supported by a number of visiting speakers, including lecturers, authors and politicians. To ensure that we safeguard our students, the Academy completes a vetting process. By completing our safeguarding checks, the Academy is protecting our students from extremist views, such as radicalisation and homophobia. All visitors to the academy are expected to follow the Visitors' Code of Conduct which is accessible at the bottom of this page.