Phoenix Academy
Odell Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 2ED

Tel: 01922 712834

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Safety Advice – Bonfire Night

Please click on the following link that will provide parents/carers with safety advice and notes regarding Bonfire Night.  Please ensure that you and those around you are safe and where possible, attend a professional firework display.


Keeping Our Children Safe

At Phoenix Academy we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  We ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding and child protection processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.  Please see below for information about how we safeguard our children.

Please click on this link for information relating to our:    Safeguarding Policy – Sept 2019

Please click on this link for information relating to our:    Child Protection Policy 2019

Please click on this link for information relating to our E-Safety Policy – there is  also further information under our Website E-Safety Heading:  E-Safety-Policy-2017-18.pdf

Please click on this link for information relating to our:    Whistleblowing Policy – 2017-2020


The following Safeguarding Team can be contacted on 01922 712834

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss L. Dawes – Assistant Principal & SENCo


Deputy Safeguarding Leads

Mrs J. Thompson – Principal

Miss E. Phillips – Assistant Principal

Mrs S. Edwards – Family Intervention Worker


The Interim Walsall Designated Officer for Safeguarding is Michelle Pinnock-Ouma who can be contacted as follows:         Tel:  01922 654040


All adults who work at Phoenix Academy have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies.

All adults are expected to read the DfE guidance:  Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

This should be read alongside the statutory guidance:Working Together to Safeguard Children


Over the next year there are a number of Safeguarding Days / Events being held across the country. These are:-

    • Safer Internet Day – 5 February 2019
    • National Child Abuse Prevention Month – May 2019
    • Mental Health Awareness Week – 13-17 May 2019
    • Child Safety Week – 3-7 June 2019
    • National School Sports Week – July 2019
    • World Suicide Prevention Day – 10 September 2019
    • Sexual Health Week – 10-14 September 2019
    • World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2019
    • Anti-Bullying Week – 11-15 November 2019
    • Road Safety Week – 18-22 November 2019


Prevent Strategy

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism or extremist causes.  The strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism.  All schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.  Phoenix Academy is committed to protecting our young people from extremist and violent views, and to teach them values such as tolerance and mutual respect.  We provide a safe environment for pupils to discuss any issue so they better understand how to protect themselves.

All staff at Phoenix Academy have received Prevent Strategy Training in September 2019.

Please see the NSPCC video for Parents/Carers worried about radicalisation:


There is lots of useful information on the NSPCC website and their helpline (for adults) on 0808 800 5000
Child Line – 0800 111

Additional Support for all:  In support of the wellbeing and safety of our young people and their families please use this link during times of challenge or distress, and reach out to those who can help: