The Headteacher has designated Mr Declan Mooney to act as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the Academy; Mrs Linda Bellingham as the Deputy Safeguarding Leads.
The Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Emily Smith, Assistant Director of SEND Anna McCoy and Attendance Officer Mrs Julie Stephens are all trained to Level 5 in safeguarding.
Offer of Early Help
At The Dean Academy our priority is keeping children safe. Students who feel safe and supported are able to learn more effectively and achieve their potential. With this is mind as a school we are proactive in identifying and supporting students who would benefit from having additional support. As a school we are very aware that no one professional working with a family can have a complete picture of a child’s needs. The school works closely with our allocated Early Help Coordinator and other external agencies to identify children and families who would benefit from early help. We aim to develop strong relationships with our students and their families to ensure a positive programme of support for those students in need.