Samuel Ward Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Concerned about a child

If you have a concern regarding the safety or welfare of a child, please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team on 01440 761511, or on their email address as listed below. Alternatively, you can call Children and Young People's Service directly and anonymously on 0808 800 4005.

For further information, please see our Safeguarding and Online Safety Policies under the policies section.

Samuel Ward Academy Safeguarding Team

Name Position Role Contact
Miss Jenna Powell Assistant Headteacher Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms Dawn Fenwick SENDCO Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Gemma Wheeler Inclusion Officer Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Mary Coe Inclusion Officer Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Wendy Jeffery Office Manager Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Helen Gillard Attendance Officer Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sue Kehr Safeguarding Governor Chair of Local Governing Body

Mr N Froy (Sept/Oct 2018)

Mr A Hunter (from Nov 2018)

Headteacher Headteacher of Samuel Ward Academy

Rosemary Prince Trust Director of Education  Trust Director of Education

Children in Care

Samuel Ward adopts a fully inclusive approach to Children in Care and has a strong reputation for promoting the welfare and achievement of these pupils across the region.

The Designated Teacher for Children in Care is Miss Jenna Powell, Assistant Headteacher.  She can be contacted via 01440 761511 or