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Keeping Children Safe

Viewley Hill Academy is committed to providing the highest standards of protection and safety to the children entrusted to our care and takes due note of statutory guidance.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs K Barkley Headteacher and Mrs C Scaife Assistant Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Mrs S Gardiner (Deputy Headteacher) and Mrs Moore (Parent Support Advisor)

Viewley Hill works with Cleveland Police to support children who are affected by domestic abuse and participates in OPERATION ENCOMPASS

There is a range of key policies which explain how we aim to keep your children safe, some of which are accessible on this website and others are available on request at the school office.

Policies accessible via the website:

  • Anti-Bullying
  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Child Protection (encompassing VHA approach to preventing radicalisation and extremism)
  • Intimate Care Policy
  • DBS (including procedures for dealing with allegations against staff)
  • Public Sector Equality Objectives
  • Health and Safety
  • SEND
  • Staff Behaviour
  • Supporting Children with Medical Needs

Staff are regularly and appropriately trained in first aid, behaviour management including positive handling, online behaviours (CEOP accredited), child protection, the Prevent Agenda and health and safety.

Lingfield Trust
Youth Sport Trust
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Basic Skills Agency

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.