Route 39 Academy recognises it has a moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

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If you'd like to report an issue that is of concern, you can do so by clicking the Report an Issue button. Anything you write will be sent anonymously unless you choose to provide your contact details.

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Click the button below for a brief guide to safeguarding and the difference between safeguarding and child protection.

The guide provides an outline of neglect and abuse, along with a focus on the high priority issues that help keep children safe.

Our safeguarding team

Leighton Tellem

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Holds ultimate responsibility for safeguarding and child protection in the Academy. Acts as a source of support and expertise in carrying out safeguarding duties for the whole Academy community
Telephone: 01237 431969

Sam Sansom

Deputy DSL
The Deputy DSL is trained to the same standard as the Designated Safeguarding Lead and, in the absence of the DSL, carries out those functions necessary to ensure the ongoing safety and protection of students.
Telephone: 01237 431969

David Ray

Emma Isherwood

Acting Principal
Safeguarding Officer
Ensures that the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and procedures are implemented and followed by all staff.
Telephone: 01237 431969

Telephone: 01237 431969

Colin Smith

Child Protection Governor
The nominated member of the governing body who meets with the DSL to review safeguarding procedures at the Academy.
Telephone: 01237 431969

Richard Bence

Chair of Governors
The governing body is responsible for ensuring child protection policies and procedures are in place,  reviewed and made available.
Telephone: 01237 431969
Route 39 Academy is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors.  It is also committed to promoting a climate where children and adults feel confident about sharing any concerns about their own safety, or the wellbeing of others. Strong and trusting relationships are the heart of our vision.

To support this commitment, the Academy has a number of safeguarding policies that can be view by clicking the button below.
This page provides information on who to contact to report concerns and where to get support you may need.

Please note - in an emergency you should always dial 999.