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Spires Academy (Part of E21C) takes safeguarding very seriously and is committed to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of all children and the prevention of extremism. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer and Prevent Lead (DSL): Wayne Ball, Vice Principal


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mrs Sue Brooks, Pastoral Lead
  • Mrs Anya Bensberg, Assistant Vice Principal and SENCO
  • Mr Kevin Reygate, Associate Vice Principal
  • Mrs Joanne Bellenie, Teacher
  • Mrs Claire Howard, Medical Officer


Safeguarding Policy


Designated Anti-bullying member of staff: Mrs Kate Hogben and Mrs Tracey Frodsham


Designated staff member to support students with medical needs: Mrs Claire Howard


Designated staff member responsible for supporting Looked after Children: Mrs Anya Bensberg and Mrs Beth Jayaram


Academy’s Attendance Officer: Mrs Julie Hancock


Sex and Relationships Lead: Mrs Joanne Bellenie


Mental Health Education: Mrs Sue Brooks