Safeguarding at East Leake Academy

The safety and well-being of our students is our absolute priority, and is taken very seriously at East Leake Academy. Together with providing exceptional pastoral care, we are proactive in ensuring all students have information and knowledge to keep them safe at the academy, online and methods for communicating if there are problems.

We recognise the importance of positive mental health and actively work with students to create an open dialogue about mental health and well-being. Our student counsellor works closely with the pastoral team to ensure that support is given to students who need it.

If you have any concerns about a student at our academy, or general questions about safeguarding, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs C Baxter

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr T Reid

Safeguarding Officer
Deb Bauld

LA child protection contact/LADO  – 0115 8041272.

MASH (Multi-agency safeguarding hub) – 0300 500 80 90

Each of our pastoral leads are also safeguarding trained, so please do not hesitate to contact them if you have any concerns:

Y7 – Miss E Higgins

Y8 – Miss J England

Y9 – Mr M Chambers

Y10 – Mrs S Binder

Y11 – Mr J Burrows

P16 – Mrs P Slack

Online safety

We run regular PSHE sessions on online safety.

‘Digital Parenting’ is also a useful site for parents provided by Vodaphone. Visit the site at:

Safeguarding policy

East Leake Academy follow the Diverse Academies’ safeguarding policy, together with having our own local appendix which details all relevant contacts.