Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mrs G Lowe - Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Safeguarding Coordinator: Mrs S Long - Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Trust Director of Safeguarding: Mrs K Priestnall - Email address:

If you believe a child is in immediate danger call 999 immediately


Information leaflet about preventing child death from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Safeguarding Children Policy       Safeguarding Annex to Trust Policy


Everyone working at Granville Academy shares a common objective to keep children and young people safe by active contribution to, and participation in -

·         Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn, develop and feel safe. 

·         Identifying children and young people who may be at risk of harm.

·         Working to support those children and young people identified as being in need or at risk of harm by collaboration with the safeguarding professionals.

·         Commitment to active participation in all mandatory safeguarding training events as well as regular updates and briefings.

There are a number of staff trained to support and safeguard students within the school. The DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) is Gemma Lowe(Vice Principal).

If you have any concerns in relation to a safeguarding issue, please contact Gemma Lowe.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. All staff receive training on an annual basis and are kept informed of any updates as they emerge. The guidance we follow is Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2019 and Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2018.

We have a number of policies in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment all of which can be found in the policies section of the website. The safeguarding policy is a trust wide policy and can be found on the webpage. In addition, Granville Academy has its own unique safeguarding annex to that policy which can also be found on the Granville website. 

We work to support the governments Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism. Staff have specific training in this area and students are taught from the governments Educate Against Hate website

Also available for parents

There is an ongoing programme of education for the students across the key stages, which focuses on enabling them to keep themselves safe whether at school, at home or on line.  

Training incorporates the ‘Thinkuknow’ materials produced by the National Crime Agency,  Child Exploitation Online Protection Agency (CEOP).

You can find out more about our Online Safety page:

If you are subject to online abuse, exploitation or made to feel uncomfortable online by something that happens, you can contact the police via the CEOP Report Abuse button below and they will investigate:

The lead DSL and some of the DDSLs are available out of hours by email. 

If you believe a child is in immediate danger call 999 immediately

Child Sexual Exploitation - Information for young people and parents

You can find out more information about Child Sexual Exploitation Meetings in Derby:

·         Sexual Exploitation - Parents explains what happens and how parents or carers might be involved.‌

·         Sexual Exploitation - Children- explains what happens, how they can be involved and who will be there.

Safe and Sound - Fighting CSE

Safe and Sound provide support directly to children, young people and families in Derby and Derbyshire affected by the abuse and work to ensure that individuals receive the support they need to move forwards in their lives.

They also have more information about CSE for parents and carers.

Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) 

Pace information and resources support parents and carers of sexually exploited children. 

They help parents across the UK understand what is happening to their child and how parents are the prime agents in helping their child end exploitative relationships.


Useful Contacts 

We also recommend you read our Safeguarding Children Policy. Safeguarding Annex to Trust Policy





About Us

The Academy office is open Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm during term time.

Tel: 01283 216765 


Principal: Mrs Michelle Oliphant

Chair of Governors: Mr Declan Royston-Webb 

SENCO: Mrs Naomi Hill