The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the pastoral care and welfare of all our students. We are mindful of our duty to keep our students safe and there are careful procedures in place to ensure this happens.

All staff and volunteers undergo stringent vetting procedures to ensure they are suitable to work with our students, this also applies to any visiting agencies and contractors who may be working on site.

Parents and students are encouraged to talk freely about their concerns and inform the academy of issues which may be affecting educational progress or mental wellbeing. We endeavour to work in partnership with parents at all times, however, the academy cannot where a child may be at risk in certain circumstances consult parents first or agree to keep a concern raised confidential.

If you have a concern relating to any student in our academy please contact our safeguarding team via the links below:

0115 9632104 and ask to speak to a safeguarding officer.

Designated safeguarding lead (DSL)
Mr Andrew Topp


Mobile: 07931 856880 (office hours only)

Safeguarding Team

  • Miss Rebecca White – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
  • Miss Michelle Berry – SENCO Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
  • Mr Mark Lees – Assistant Principal
  • Mrs Steph Cranmer – Assistant Head of Year 11
  • Mrs Hani Quinn – Assistant Head of Year 8
  • Miss Kirsty Needham – Assistant Head of Year 7
  • Mrs Sharon Hall – Head of Sixth Form
  • Miss Shanice Hurt – Assistant Head of Year 9   Text or call mobile: 07931 856880

Safeguarding policy

The Holgate Academy follow the Diverse Academies’ safeguarding policy, together with having our own local appendix which details all relevant contacts.