Health and safety for students, families, staff and visitors is of paramount importance. Consequently, we have implemented a broad range of measures to reduce the risk of infection. The return to school storyboard can be viewed here.
A summary of the key worker and vulnerable provision during the pandemic can be viewed here.
The COVID-19 secure certificate can be viewed here.
There are number of rebuild and recover resources available from Mentally Healthy Schools to support the whole school community on the return to school.
The safeguarding of all members of our community is of paramount importance to us and we are committed to making sure this permeates everything that we do.
We work tirelessly to ensure students are safe, feel empowered to discuss any concerns they have and are able to learn in a caring, positive and supportive learning environment.
If you have any safeguarding or child protection concerns, please contact a member of the safeguarding team listed below, and we will ensure that it is investigated quickly, fairly and thoroughly with appropriate actions applied.
Alternatively, anyone can make a referral using Suffolk Council’s Customer First service. Call 0808 800 4005 at any time.
Our child protection and safeguarding policy is available for you to view or download from our Policies and guidance page, here.
The academy has produced its own information booklet, entitled Safeguarding Advice to Parents and Carers, Keeping our Students Safe. The booklet includes information shown on this page and much more besides, including detailed information about the different areas of safeguarding concern, useful links to external sources of advice, and helpline information. You can view or download the booklet by clicking the thumbnail below.
Topics are varied and include:
We have created an in-house reporting system our students can use. The system is anonymous so you can report any concerns about yourself or someone you are worried about. The system is monitored real time by our safeguarding team. Students can report any safeguarding concerns electronically at any time, whether during or outside of the school day.
If you are feeling worried or threatened online by something that happens to you, you can report directly to CEOP. They are part of the national crime agency and read every report. They will work with the police and help solve or deal with any problem.
Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership safeguard people with care and support needs and act to minimise risk of harm and adopt a zero tolerance to abuse and neglect. Providing information, advice and ways to report someone you are worried about. Visit their website here.
The online world can be a bit overwhelming at times but it is important we understand what our children are doing online so we can help make them safer. The Safer Schools App aims to help with this.
The App is designed to support and protect children by educating and empowering them both at school and at home. Through their log-in, your children get access to information that is relevant to them and you will receive tips and advice on how to keep them safer online.
Download the Safer Schools App from the App Store or Google Play.
To log in:
1. Select your school from the drop down menu and click ‘continue’.
2. Enter the four digit entry code provided for your unique role.
Parent code: 7675
Student code: 4898
You might find the following downloadable documents useful. They have been gathered from a variety of sources and cover a range of safeguarding topics.
The Children’s Society have put together a simple guide to how emojis may be being used in areas of risk. This is not a definitive or exhaustive guide and they encourage practitioners to stay curious about the different forms of communication young people are using, and this resource can be used to build conversations.
NSFT have set up a 24/7 helpline called First Response offering immediate advice, support and signposting for people with mental health difficulties. NSFT Helpline
Childline has launched Report Remove, a service that allows children and young people under 18 to report and get removed from the internet a nude image or video of themselves that might have been shared online. The webpage includes links to services and information offering emotional and safeguarding support. Report a nude image online
The most up to date guides for social media apps and platforms.
Self-harm and Suicide (Papyrus)
PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by a mother, Jean Kerr, from Lancashire following the loss of her son to suicide.
The organisation have recently published a guide for parents created by those who have experience of supporting a young person struggling with their mental health and also contains details of the HOPELINEUK Helpline.
The HOPELINK helpline is available to anyone under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, and anyone who may be concerned about them. Papyrus’ trained suicide prevention advisers are trained to help young people focus on staying safe from suicide. Their training enables them to provide advice and support to help forward and stay alive.
A summary for parents/carers of what commonly-used apps do and their corresponding age restrictions.
Information for parents and carers in need of support or guidance, on a range of safeguarding matters.
A website created by the Home Office, for young people affected by domestic violence.
One Life Suffolk Webinars to allow children and families to take part in learning about healthier lifestyles during this period of social distancing.
With the current world situation, and not being able to offer our normal transition, we would like to share some resources to support current Year 6 students, who will be moving to Ormiston Denes Academy in the next academic year. There are a number of online sites available, these include: Be Awesome, Go Big has […]
Mrs Buckenham has created this cookbook for all skill levels. Take a look and make something tasty!
Following on from the successful OAT EAST Dance competition, the full video performance from our students can be seen here: http://bit.ly/OATEASTDance
Students from Ormiston Denes Academy had a fantastic trip to Tonale in Italy again this year for the 2020 ski trip! All students had a fantastic time and demonstrated courage, resilience and determination. Our surroundings were beautiful – breathtaking with glorious weather! As well as skiing, students also participated in: • Bumboarding • Night Ski […]
We had an amazing time when 21 of our brilliant dancers took part in the first OAT East Dance competition! Students were competing against 7 other Ormiston academies, which calculated to just over 100 students. Their 10 minute routine made audience members cry, cheer and have goose bumps! Also, a huge well done to our […]
We are proud to announce that in January we were awarded our platinum award from our work with Suffolk Family Carers and supporting our young carers in school. We work closely with Suffolk Family Carers, and especially those within our academy. We have raised school awareness of young carers through assemblies, form time sessions, social […]
The OAT East Dance Competition is taking place at Ormiston Denes Academy on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7.00pm! This is a competition for students from eight Ormiston academies based in East Anglia, and we are hosting! Family and friends are welcome to this free event, doors will open at 6.45pm.
The Ormiston Denes Academy annual Careers Fair is taking place on Friday 6th March! This gives our students a chance to investigate possible careers and opportunities available to them. Over 45 organisations are attending this fantastic event!
Congratulations to all students involved, for their months of hard work and effort, in preparing and delivering various workshops and events for the Dora Love competition. All of the students were so professional in their presentation in the final, competing against 17 other secondary schools for the prize, and speaking in front of hundreds of […]
A very proud moment for Ormiston Denes Academy when some of our Year 9 students performed Suitcase 1938, at Lowestoft Train Stationn, as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day Service. This marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The train station is important as it was one of the places that received hundreds of Jewish refugees […]
The results are now in and we are proud to say that we have won 4 of the 6 categories that we entered, with all of our students being highly commended! Dance – JessicaArt – OliviaFood Technology – AlfiePublic Speaking – Daisy Congratulations to all students from the Lowestoft schools that participated in the awards. […]