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Consortium Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our schools are a safe place for children, where our responsibilities for safeguarding children are taken seriously. Our Locality Committees are regularly updated about child protection, bullying and safeguarding policies and practices by the Academy Head, and or other members of the Trust's Central Team.

The Trust fully adopts the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance annually; all staff receive Statutory Training, as well as an update briefing each PD Day in September, covering all aspects of safeguarding and prevent.

Emergency Point of Contacts & Safeguarding Support

Our Trust, its schools and pupils are supported by robust safeguarding and emergency point of contact and safeguarding support during school closure periods.  Please view our emergency point of contact and safeguarding support for the forthcoming School Holiday Closure Period below.

Emergency Point of Contact (EPOC) & Designated Safeguarding Lead during the summer school closure period         (22nd July - 30th August 2024)

Week commencing 22nd July - Lisa Jones, Director of Finance, Tel: 07818 804249, Email:

Week commencing 29th July - 23rd August - Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne, CEO, Tel: 07908 262623

Week commencing 26th August - Tamsin Little, Director of Education, Tel: 07500 003737, Email:

After hours Property/Estates emergencies should be reported to Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne, CEO, Tel: 07908 262623


global awareness

The Trust actively promotes global education and encourages our schools through PSHE and after school clubs to develop their pupil's spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness through the education of countries, cultures and religious festivals.

As part of this, the Trust recognises the British Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

prevent duty guidance

As part of the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy.

The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It is also designed to ensure that everybody respects the beliefs of others. 

Click here to view the governments: Prevent Duty Guidance

channel duty guidance

It is the Responsibility of every adult in our schools and communities to ensure that we maintain the highest level of awareness about the risks and potential exposure to young people who may be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism, extremism or radicalisation.

The Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children in our schools and communities and fully support the government's Channel Programme, as part of our Safeguarding responsibilities.

Click here to view the governments: Channel Duty Guidance

teaching tolerance

Find government advice and trusted resources for schools to safeguard students from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values. Find resources here.

Should you have Safeguarding concerns regarding any pupil at one of our schools, please speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads at that school. Alternatively, you may contact any one of the following Trust's Safeguarding Officers:

consortium trust safeguarding officers

The Trust's Senior Designated Safeguarding Officer is Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne, CEO; if you wish to contact Andrew directly regarding any concerns, please email him at:
The Trust's Director of Primary Education, Tamsin Little, is the Trust's Deputy Safeguarding Officer.  If you wish to contact Tamsin directly regarding any concerns, please email her at:
The Trustee with responsibility for Safeguarding is Sue Child; if you wish to contact Sue directly regarding any concerns, please email him at: