Winterbourne Boys' Academy Winterbourne Boys' Academy

Winterbourne Boys’ Academy

A Platanos Trust School


Safeguarding pupils at Winterbourne Boys' Academy

We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so that they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm. This is the responsibility of every adult employed by, or invited to deliver services at, the school.

We recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect and bullying.

We have a rigorous safeguarding system in place to protect the welfare of our pupils. Our fully trained Designated Senior Personnel work closely with all class teachers on a daily basis and are always on hand to address any concerns.

There are various committees and groups run by staff and pupils to safeguard the welfare of all young people. These include our Anti-Bullying Champions, pupils who are fully trained and meet regularly to discuss any issues that may arise.


Safeguarding Policy

Please click here for our Safeguarding and other related policies.


Visitors to Winterbourne Boys' Academy

  • All visitors must report to the reception desk on arrival and sign in and out (with arrival and departure times recorded) on the visitors' book.
  • All visitors must wear a visitor's badge at all times whilst on site. 
  • All visitors must be accompanied by a member of staff at all times whilst on site.
  • The reception desk will verify the ID of all visitors and confirm the visit with the relevant staff member.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

All safeguarding/child protection concerns are reported to:

  • Ms C. Henny (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

The deputy DSL is:

  • Ms K. Kellman (Deputy)

Please note: General concerns or complaints can be raised with the class teacher. Formal complaints will follow our Concerns and Complaints Policy found under the 'Policies' section of our website.


E-Safety: information for parents and carers

E-Safety is the safe use of electronic systems and concerns protecting young people from abuse in the digital world and ensuring that they feel safe whilst using such systems. 

General information for parents and carers on safeguarding and child protection can be found at

Parents and carers can find advice and useful information on E-Safety at

Pupils may find useful E-Safety information at


E-Safety Seminars

We deliver regular e-Safety seminars at the school for parents and carers and forthcoming seminars will be publicised here on our website and through the post.

A copy of some of the e-Safety information we provide during our seminars can be found below:

'E-safety and living with technology' (pdf).