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School Information

s part of London South East Academies Trust, Horizons Academy Bexley believes that our learners should never encounter abuse of any kind and it is our responsibility to protect them from harm and keep them safe. All our learners, regardless of age, religion, belief, sex, disability, gender reassignment, race, or sexual orientation have a right to protection and that their families know where to access help, advice and guidance.

Horizons Academy recognises that the welfare of our learners is paramount if they are to reach their full potential, which is at the heart of our practice and decision making. Our approach encompasses the regular monitoring of learner absence and punctuality, working in partnership with the allocated Education Welfare Officer to overcome attendance barriers.

We are aware that some of our learners are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences (latent trauma), communication needs or other challenges relating to a learning disability or circumstances and therefore offer ongoing CPD to staff in order to appropriately and confidently support them.

We seek to keep our learners safe by always valuing, respecting and listening to their voice. At Horizons Academy our safeguarding staff are a consistent resource which supports Horizons Academy achieving safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and staff code of conduct for staff (this includes agency staff) and volunteers. Effective management of staff and volunteers is provided through safer recruitment, training and support so that all Horizons Academy staff and volunteers know about and adhere to our policies, procedures and expectations, confidently and competently. We further use our procedures to appropriately manage any allegations made against staff and have both a complaints and whistleblowing measures in place. We additionally take account of the Local Authority procedures and practices (primarily Bexley), established by the Safeguarding Partnership (Bexley SHIELD) and comply with any requests from them.

Learner records that are created or stored are used professionally and securely in line with data protection legislation and guidance and we will use our safeguarding procedures to share any concerns and relevant information with agencies in order to protect a learner from harm. We will involve our learners, parents/carers and families appropriately and work in partnership with external agencies to effectively safeguard our learners, staff and environment.

Horizons Academy maintains an anti-bullying environment and will not tolerate sexual abuse, assault or harassment. All staff work together to allow learners to raise their concerns in a safe, supported space and we ensure we have policies and procedures in place to help us respond effectively when any concerns do arise. We provide a safe physical environment for our learners, staff and volunteers by applying health & safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance and have further built a safeguarding culture where everyone is encouraged to treat each other with respect and feel safe in sharing concerns.

  • Key Contacts

    Bexley Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
    Liston Williams
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    020 3045 3436

    Senior Education Welfare Officer (EWO)
    Jo Moulton
    020 3045 4351
    07530 275 839

    Emergency Evacuation Procedures for Visitors

    Horizons Academy - 020 8312 2746
    Premises Manager: Darren Bolton - 020 8312 2746 

  • Health & Safety at Work

    This page provides basic safety rules in the event of an emergency. It applies to all visitors, including parents/cares, contractors and outside of school hours users of the site, all of whom are required to co-operate in maintain a safe working environment. All visitors MUST comply with our health and safety procedures.

  • Emergency Procedures

    Fire Instructions: If you discover a fire please raise the alarm at the nearest fire point, which is located close to an exit route (by breaking the glass), and then evacuate to the appropriate meeting area as explained to you by Reception.

  • Evacuation Areas

    This is applicable to all visitors, including temporary contractors and outside-of-school-hours users of any of our school sites.

    You should be led by the person who has given you authorisation to be on the site (e.g a member of SLT, site service team), follow the teacher and adhere to instructions provided upon arrival to Horizons Academy. You can only return to the building once it is safe to do so and you have been authorised to do so.

    Evacuation Safety:

    • Do not stop to collect belongings
    • Do not re-enter the building until it is declared safe to do so
    • Do not enter a building which has an alarm sounding
    • When you have reached the evacuation area, you should report to the evacuation co-ordinator
    • Do not put yourself at risk

  • First Aid

    The following staff at Horizons Academy are designated First aiders:

    • Paola Sim
    • Maria Deehy
    • Amie Power
    • Michelle Lawrence
    • Amy Poole
    • Jason White
    • Hollie Clark
    • Jack Stephen
    • Nicole Pilfold
    • Emma Tolfrey
    • Kabirat Ogunseye

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023
  • Designated Safeguarding Leads

    Designated Safeguarding Leads

    Name  Position Contact
    Grant Monaghan Headteacher  
    Jane Baldwin Designated Safeguarding Lead - Assistant Head  
    Emma Slater Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Welfare Manager  
    Emily Sabourn Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Welfare Officer  
    Stuart Sheaf Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Head of Key stage  
    Ben Blyth Designated LAC teacher - Secondary SENCO  
    Beth Moore Group Head of Safeguarding; London & South East Education Group  
    Neil Miller Deputy CEO; London South East Academies Trust  
    Prof. Lynn Revel
    Safeguarding Link Trustees for the Trust and Provision Boards
    Rama Venchard

  • Staff Training Schedule

    Staff Training Schedule

    CPD session title Staff Facilitator
    Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 Whole school DSL - Jane Baldwin
    Trauma Informed Approach Whole school Head of Outreach
    Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Lead training DSL/DDSL Nuco training via Local Authority
    Low Level concerns Whole school  DSL - Jane Baldwin
    FGM Whole school  Bexley LA
    PREVENT Whole school  Bexley LA
    Child on Child abuse Whole school  Bexley LA
    Online Safety Whole school  Bexley LA
    Honor-based/Forced marriage Whole school  Bexley LA

  • Student Area

    Student Area

    Mental Health


    Online Safety

    Sexual Health

    Healthy Living

    Young Carers

    Staying Safe

    Anti Bullying

    Female Genital Mutilation


    Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

    CAMHS Duty Work
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
    0203 260 5200

    CAMHS Crisis Line
    5pm-11pm Weekday
    9am-11pm Weekends
    0203 228 598

    In an emergency please visit your local A&E or call 999