Safeguarding / Child Protection
Learning in a safe environment
Enact Academy is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for its students and has a Protection Protocol for its Weekend Stage School. The Enact Academy Child Protection Policy is available to parents and staff at all of our schools.
A vital part of Enact Academy’s Child Protection arrangements is that the school is run by one Principal, and multiple staff members. Staff will teach and the Principal's role is to supervise rather than teach. Whilst the tuition is delivered by specialist teachers and the Principal of education, our other Principal is free to visit and observe all of the classes at the school.
Enact Academy requires all of its Principals, teachers and assistants to apply for enhanced clearance via the DBS - Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CBS) and its structure is often used as an example of Best Practice when Child Protection issues are discussed.
In addition, Enact Academy’s Principals have direct contact with a dedicated Child Protection team and receive professional help and advice on those rare occasions that it is required. This protocol was established upon Enact Academy’s inception and all staff are educated in safe guarding children. Local child safety authorities are available by phone to our Principals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on an Emergency Hotline number. It is the combination of two Principals, the regulated class sizes and the immediate access to expert professional advice at any time that ensure Enact Academy is a safe environment for children to play and learn.