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Safeguarding

OHC&AT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people across its Academies and College Centres and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures and policies are in place to support pupils and staff at all of our Academies and College Centres.

The overarching safeguarding policy for OHC&AT can be read by clicking on the link below.

Child Protection Adult Protection & Safeguarding Policy – OHC&AT

Individual safeguarding policies can be found on each Academy and College website along with details of the Safeguarding Team for each provision.

The safeguarding page on your Academy websites is the best I have seen and I have seen many. Having both the contact details of your safeguarding team as well as MASH and LADO contact details is such a good idea it is surprising that it is not standard practice.  I am going to strongly suggest that more schools adopt your model and I will share it as good practice. Gavin Baker, Education Lead, MASH team, Harrow Council

This is a very exciting and pivotal moment in the lives of St Dominic’s, Brantridge and Grafham Grange schools.  Academy conversion under the sponsorship of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust will help secure their futures and, no doubt, lead to better outcomes for pupils and students, families and carers, staff and all stakeholders.

Ken Cowdery, Chair of Governors

Latest News

Topping Out Ceremony for Addington Valley Academy

Today marked a great milestone in the construction of our first special free school in Croydon. Key stakeholders were invited by building contractor, Kier, to witness the ‘topping out’ of Addington Valley Academy. The virtual ceremony took place on the …

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Tracey Goodsell presents at the Academy Governance Summit 

Tracey Goodsell, Head of Corporate Governance for OHC&AT, was invited to speak at the Academy Governance Summit conference – Delivering resilient governance in academy trusts. The one-day virtual summit was developed for governance professionals, clerks, and anyone responsible for governance in trusts …

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Include Magazine

The latest edition of Include, our annual publication for stakeholders is available to read here.  It features articles from our Leadership Team and success and achievement stories from across the schools and college. If you would like a printed copy …

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Mental health article by Laurie Cornwell published in SEN Magazine

OHC&AT Executive Principal and Deputy CEO, Laurie Cornwell’s article on OHC&AT’s mental health strategy is featured in the January 2021 edition of SEN Magazine. The article illustrates the importance of a whole-school approach to positive mental health and wellbeing. You …

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