Birches Head Academy


The safeguarding leads at Birches Head Academy


Sarah Williams
Designated Safeguarding Officer 

Debra Chawner
Deputy Safeguarding Officer and Early Help Champion

Maxine Adams-Morris

Dan Jackson
Safeguarding: PLC/LSU

Sue Irons
Assistant HOY 7

Patsy Ball
Pastoral and Behaviour Support Practitioner

Lynn Brammer
Deputy Safeguarding Officer:SEND

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, parents and volunteers to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment.  It is our willingness to work in a safe manner and challenge inappropriate behaviour that underpins this commitment.

By signing in and out of the visitors’ book you are agreeing to follow the advice within this poster. All visitors must wear the visitor’s badge provided by reception. An adult without a badge will be accompanied to the school’s reception to confirm they have signed in.


Child Protection Concerns – If you have any concerns that a student is in need because they are suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm, please act immediately by asking to speak to one of the following.

Data Protection – We are responsible for protecting the data of staff and students. Visitors must not take photographs around site and must not gain access to personal and/or sensitive information without permission.

Toilet Facilities – Please ask the member of staff accompanying you to direct you to the nearest visitor toilet.

Health and Safety – Please follow any Health and Safety guidance given by a member of staff to ensure the safety of both yourself and others.

Click on this link for a very useful booklet on A Guide To Parental Controls

Report a Concern

Press this if you are worried and feel unsafe, or if you are being or feel you are being bullied, in or out of school or online.. Press this if you want to talk to a child safety officer.

If you require a paper copy of any of the pages / documents published on this website, please click here and complete the form stating which page(s) / document(s) you require along with your name and address.

Thursday 26th March

Parents/carers of students who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) should receive an e-mail/text today asking to choose a FSM e-voucher from a selection of 4 supermarkets. This will then trigger the voucher being sent overnight to use for 6 days. Friday 27th March and Monday 30th March to Friday 3rd April.

It is anticipated the vouchers will be sent out on a weekly basis.