The Queen Elizabeth Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  To achieve this commitment, we ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding and child protection processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Mrs Shiv Ressel

The Queen Elizabeth Academy

Witherley Road



Telephone school: 01827 712477

Telephone emergency and school holiday contact: 07903 621976

Email enquiries for our Safeguarding Team to:

We work closely with the local schools in Atherstone to ensure a shared approach for Contextual Safeguarding.  Please click on the links below for more details and useful links.

To see our job roles for the Dedicated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Dedicated Safeguarding Lead please click on the links below:

TQEA DSL Role 2022

TQEA DDSL Role 2022

Mrs Shiv Ressel is our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Lead for Looked After Children.

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Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Angela Parsons.

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Our additional Safeguarding Lead is Mr Neil Harding.

The designated governor for safeguarding is Ms Dee Stanton

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Our Online Safety Officer is Mrs Shelley Knight.

All adults who work at our academy have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies;

  • Policies can be accessed here

All adults are expected to read the DfE guidance KCSIE September 2023

Should it be easier for you, the London Grid for Learning had translated these into a number of languages. These translations can be found here

This should be read alongside the statutory guidance Working together to Safeguard Children and departmental advice What to do if you are worried a child is being abused – Advice for Practitioners.  All adults at TQEA are made aware of the NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line on 0800 028 0285.  This service provides support to employees needing to raise concerns about how their organisation has handled a child protection concern.

Evacuation Strategy

Our local Extreme Evacuation arrangements are with Racemeadow Primary School where we will gather and then contact parents/carers  to update them of our position.

Student safeguarding – Go to adult

Every child at TQEA is made aware of their safeguarding arrangements in the school on their first day of the school year and identify their Go-to adult.

Prevent Strategy

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism or extremist causes.  The strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism.  All schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.  TQEA is committed to protecting our young people from extremist and violent views, and to teaching them values such as tolerance and mutual respect.  We provide a safe environment for pupils to discuss any issue so they better understand how to protect themselves.

TQEA Parent prevent leaflet.

All TQEA staff receive Prevent Strategy training.  Here is a link to the Department of Education’s paper on The Prevent Duty

Please see this NSPCC video for Parents/Carers worried about radicalisation.

For Warwickshire Safeguarding information:

Please click here to visit their website.

For further safeguarding and online safety advice please click on the links below:

Mental health and well being bank of services, supporting students, staff and parents with emotional health