The Designated Child Protection Officers At The Ruth Gorse Academy Are:

Mr M Cornfoot

Vice Principal / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr A Moncur

Senior Assistant Principal / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss A Dryden

Inclusion & Safeguarding Officer for Year 7

Mrs C Sterland

Inclusion & Safeguarding Officer Year 7

Mr D Hancock

Inclusion and Safeguarding Officer for Year 8

Miss A Shaw

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss V Brown

Pastoral Officer Year 10

Mr A Bell

Community Cohesion Officer

Ms Z Bibi-Khaliq

Community Cohesion Officer

Mrs P Claxton

Director of Social and Cultural Cohesion

If a parent, carer, visitor or guest has any concerns about the safety, wellbeing or welfare of any student or families at The Ruth Gorse Academy please contact one of the designated staff members above. We value your support in ensuring that our students are safeguarded and that we do everything we can to prevent them from being at risk of harm or significant harm. The designated officers are able to offer support, advice and guidance to you with regards to any safeguarding or child protection concerns you may have and the Academy have specialist support services within and out of the Academy to provide care, support and guidance for students if needed.

If you require a copy of our Child Protection Policy this can be found here or please ask the staff at reception for a paper copy.

Policies and useful resources

Safeguarding COVID-19 Policy
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
COVID 19 – Online safety advice for Parents/ Carers
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Keeping Children Safe in Education – Translation
Advice for parents and carers around gangs
Advice to Parents/ Carers and Students regarding Online Safety
The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families at The Academy has a role to play.