At Knutsford Academy and Cheshire Studio School we recognise the responsibility we have to ensure that we safeguard the young people in our care as well as promoting their welfare. All adults working with young people have a pivotal part to play in this process.
If any parent or member of the public have safeguarding or welfare concerns about a student at Knutsford Academy then they should report their concern directly to one of the designated members of the safeguarding team.
Alternatively you could either phone the school directly on 01565 633294 or email the safeguarding inbox at email@example.com
Additionally any issue can be reported to the appropriate Form Tutor or Head of Year.
Please click on the links below to download the Safeguarding Policies for both Knutsford Academy and Cheshire Studio School.
Knutsford Academy strongly believe that our students have the right to be in a secure environment, feel safe in school and protected from all forms of bullying. We consider bullying to be against our underlying ethos and completely unacceptable, students and parents are encouraged to make the school aware of instances of bullying which senior staff can then deal with.
We have provided links to websites below that provide further information on bullying and how to deal with it.
If you would like to report an incident regarding bullying please fill in the form below, this will referred to a member of the Senior Leadership Team immediately who will then contact you:
E-safety involves learning about how to minimise the risks associated with the use of technologies such as mobile phones, tablets, computers and wearable devices for young people.
Knutsford Academy recognises that modern technology has a very significant impact on all aspects of our modern society and that young people leaving school now require considerable knowledge, skills and awareness if they are to be successful in their futures. The Academy encourages safe use of these modern technologies as a powerful tool to help enhance learning and teaching across the whole curriculum. We strive to provide staff and students with safe and appropriate access to support the education of students whilst at the Academy, and all our staff are CEOP trained in E-Safety.
Our Students are learning through PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Education) lessons how to keep themselves safe when online. However, many parents have told us they feel out of their depth with some technologies and are not fully aware of what can be done to minimise these risks so we have provided some useful guidelines and additional information below.
Here is a list of basic guidelines we would encourage all families to consider:
There are two links below to useful websites that provide further information.
Attached are some more detailed factsheets from CEOP (the National Crime Agency) regarding E-Safety.
Where Can I Get Help If The School Is Closed?
During a school holiday or other period of closure you can access help and support for either yourself or others from a wide variety of external agencies. Below are listed a few agencies who may be able to help or who may be able to direct you to a more appropriate service.
Safeguarding of Children Concerns (Cheshire East)
Safeguarding of Children Concerns (Cheshire West and Chester)
Safeguarding of Children Concerns (Manchester)
Safeguarding of Children Concerns (Trafford)
The Cheshire Mental Health Crisis Line – VISYON
CAHMS (Also CYPMHS)
KOOTH; an online mental wellbeing community
Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub
Eating Disorder Support
Support for children and families with SEND in Cheshire East
Please remember in an emergency to always call 999