West Vale Academy is committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is a central part of our whole academy approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential. This is achieved by:

  • Creating an environment whereby high standards of work, effort and behaviour are expected and rewarded with praise and encouragement.
  • Providing a curriculum, which will help all children to develop their full potential.
  • Providing appropriate training and learning opportunities to sustain the personal and professional development of all staff, governors and volunteers.
  • Developing an academy community where everyone feels valued and secure, shows understanding of others, respects diversity and promotes equality of opportunity and encourages a sense of pride in our academy.
  • Working in partnership with parents by offering support, information and advice about their child’s learning and development.

Laura Horsfall Principal and Lead DSL

Useful Support Contact Numbers:

If you are ever concerned about any child please speak to Miss Horsfall, Mrs Akroyd or Miss Burgin.

Safeguarding Policies:

Please also see our Policies page and Covid-19 page.

The following policies are on our Trust website:

  • Keeping Children Safe In Education documentation
  • Calderdale School Child Protection Procedures
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • DBS Policy and Procedures
  • Freedom of Information Act Policy
  • Preventing Radicalisation Policy
  • Protecting and Safeguarding Children
  • Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding Children

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