At Arnold Hill Academy we take safeguarding very seriously and work hard to ensure that all children are safe at the academy. We have a strong pastoral support system in school, and pupils are taught about how to keep themselves safe through lessons, Bright Days, assemblies and guidance sessions. Please look at the links below for additional guidance for parents/carers, particularly for E-safety.
We have four fully trained safeguarding officers in school: Simon Ward, Mel Loyeau, Pauline McLeod and Julia Adamson. If you have any concerns please contact them via the main switchboard 0115 9554804.
Should you have any serious concerns about the safety of a child, in school or in the community, please report immediately to Children’s Social Care and/or Police.
County residents: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 0300 5008090
City residents: Social Care Nottingham City 0115 8764800
At Arnold Hill Academy we often use photographs and videos to capture our students’ learning experiences and memories. These images may be used in the academy’s prospectus and other printed material, as well as on our website and social media sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. From time to time, we may be visited by the media who will take photographs or film footage of events. Students will sometimes appear in these images, which may then be published in local or national newspapers, in televised news programmes and on social media sites.
We follow the guidance provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on taking photographs in schools and the Data Protection Act 1998. Consent to use images and videos lasts throughout your child’s time at Arnold Hill Academy and continues to apply to images already in circulation once they leave. You can write at any time and ask the academy to stop using your child’s images, at that point they would not be used in future publications but may continue to appear in publications already in circulation.
Changes to the information we hold about your child can be made, at any time, by logging on to Parent View on the Academy’s website. Further information can be viewed on the Parent View section of our website.
We R Here
We R Here is a service dedicated to supporting people of all ages who have experienced traumatic life events such as grief, loss, bereavement and domestic abuse.
Self-harm Awareness Talk for Parents & Carers
CASY are offering free awareness talks to parents and carers. Further details can be found here.
Latest Advice from Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board
Please take the time to read this letter and leaflet from Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board, which contains useful advice about the potential risks around access to multi-media devices. Additional information about keeping your child safe online is available within this section of our website.
Pintsize Theatre Company
The Pintsize Theatre Company recently spent the day with our Year 9 students performing and discussing their play LuvU2. The play covered aspects of bullying, sexting and grooming to increase students' awareness of internet and personal safety. Students were given the chance afterwards to discuss the topic with each other, and trained staff, to raise self awareness.
Policies and Statements
Useful Website Links and Information
Children and young people spend a lot of time online. It can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun, but children do also face risks like cyberbullying or seeing content that's inappropriate. More information about staying safe on the main social networks can be found using the links below.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
Where to report concerns about websites and social media sites. Also provides other advice for parents on keeping children safe when they are online.
Run by Childnet International. Outlining the potential risks of interactive services online and advice on how to use these services safely.
Fortnite online safety song
Watch this video! Useful advice on how parents and carers can "stay switched on" to online dangers when their children are playing Fortnite.
Get Safe Online
Nottinghamshire Police recommend this site, which contains expert information and advice for parents on keeping their children safe online.
Child friendly activities and advice to raise awareness of internet safety.
Find out about keeping children safe from abuse and other dangers.
PACE- Parents Against Sexual Exploitation
Keep them safe: an interactive tool for parents. Understand the issue of child sexual exploitation, know the signs and be equipped to act.
Parent guide to online grooming - how to protect your child
Lots of advice about keeping your child safe, as well as information on supporting them with other issues such as anxiety.
Sexting - advice for parents
Often referred to as the ‘new flirting for children’, sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages, images or videos over a digital device. It’s important that parents understand the risks and legalities around sexting to ensure that their children know how to protect themselves from harm. This free guide for parents & carers covers what they need to know to help keep their children safe, including the law, information about what to do if an indecent image/video has been shared, and more.
Think U Know
Videos and information for parents and children on what’s new in technology and how to stay safe.
UK Safer Internet Centre
Useful resources for promoting the safe and responsible use of technology.
Arnold Hill Academy cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.