Valley Road Academy, Corporation Road, Hendon, Sunderland, SR2 8PL

01915 002999

  1. IRIS Learning Trust
  2. Statutory Information
  3. Safeguarding


The Trustees have agreed that Safeguarding First will provide all aspects of safeguarding  training across our two academies.  Both schools had a long standing relationship with  Pam Gartland, prior to conversion,  and have benefited from her immense experience and expertise in the past. Safeguarding First will be the sole provider of training and support. Each Headteacher , with their Local Academy Council  ensures compliance and ensure safeguarding is effective. All academies within ILT  will have a Safeguarding Action Plan.  Progress through each Action Plan is monitored by the Headteachers and  overseen by the CEO, Debra de Muschamp

Each Academy has an annually reviewed Child Protection Policy available on their website.

Trustees ensure that each LAC  reflects all expectations in Keeping Children Safe in Education (current year) in their operation of their Academy.

The Trust has appointed Neil Macdonald Clyde as a Trustee with special responsibility for monitoring Safeguarding.

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