Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals in this academy make sure their approach is child-centred. This means we consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Lisa Hesmondhalgh.

The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Miss Pip Woodward and Miss Janet Stott.

The Safeguarding Governing is Mrs Liz Clover.

The Aspire Educational Trust Safeguarding Trustee is Mr Chris Dean.

Download a copy of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy below. A hard copy is also available from the school office.

If you have concerns about a child the local contact numbers are:

(Children living in Cheshire East) 

0300 123 5012 (Cheshire East Consultation Service)

0300 123 5022 (Emergency Duty Team - Out of hours)

(Children Living in Cheshire West)

0300 123 7047

The Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Children's Board has further support and advice. Click here to access the LSCB website.

The Safeguarding Children In Education Settings (SCIES) website also has information and advice if you have concerns about a child. Click here to access the SCIES website.