Safeguarding is at the forefront of our work at WOA. To ensure our students and staff are kept safe we have a number of policies and procedures in place, which are understood and followed by all staff, governors and volunteers. All policies are available by following the links on the left or in the policy section of this website.

Designated person for safeguarding and child protection

At Wodensborough Ormiston Academy the following staff are responsible for safeguarding and child protection:

  • 3. A safe and healthy lifestyle-01Mr M Roadknight (Designated Safeguarding Lead, Asst Principal)
  • Miss L Moore (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Principal)

Mr C Smith (Designated Safeguarding Person, Asst Principal)

Ms P Mills (Designated Safeguarding Person, Asst Principal)

  • Mr P Bates (Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor)

Their key responsibilities include providing information, guidance and support for any staff member, volunteer or student with a safeguarding or child protection concern. All staff at receive annual comprehensive child protection and safeguarding training in addition to regular updates throughout the academic year.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

“Don’t wait until you’re certain if you are worried about a child. If you have any concerns or suspicions, contact our free helpline service to speak to an NSPCC counsellor 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” NSPCC

Concerned about the safety of a child? If it relates to a Wodensborough student you may wish to contact Mr Roadknight, Asst Principal and Safeguarding Lead (0121 506 4300).  However, if a child is in immediate danger, please contact:

Police – 999 (emergency) 101 (non-emergency)

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 (Text 88858)

Sandwell Children’s Services team – 0121 569 3100

For support, please contact:

ChildLine – 0800 1111

Samaritans – 116 12

Safeguarding Children and adults at Wodensborough Ormiston Academy

All visitors are expected to pre-arrange their visit with the required member of staff at least 24 hours in advance. Unannounced visitors to the Academy will not be seen by any member of staff unless in exceptional circumstances. In the event of you attending a meeting at the Academy you will be required to arrive at the main reception where you will sign in and be required to wear a visitors badge. You will be escorted around the Academy at all times by a member of staff. Under no circumstances should visitors access the Academy using the Harrison entrance.

We are committed to ensuring that all students remain safe and have equal opportunity to develop and thrive throughout their time with us.