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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 and they can be found on each Academy and College website along with details of the Safeguarding Team for each institution.

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

Guest speaker – Lisa Watkins!

We were thrilled that our Occupational Health (OH) Practitioner Lisa Watkins, was invited by the Lead Professor at the Royal Society of Medicine to present at a webinar for OH Physicians and OH Nurses on ‘The challenges presented by Covid-19 …

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OHC&AT supports World Mental Health Day

The 10th October 2020 marks World Mental Health Day, a topic that OHC&AT supports wholeheartedly as an organisation. Laurie Cornwell, Executive Principal/Deputy CEO put pen to paper to illustrate how the Trust takes care of its staff, pupils’ and students’ …

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Healing Together

COVID 19 has increased the anxieties of some students. So, we are proud that staff across the Trust have completed their ‘Healing Together’ training. Healing together is a programme designed to support young people who are vulnerable as a result the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

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OHC&AT awarded COVID-19 funding from Youth Endowment Fund  

OHC&AT in partnership with Innovating Minds has been awarded a grant from the Youth Endowment Fund to support young people who are vulnerable as a result the COVID-19 pandemic.   Through ongoing monitoring and assessment of our safeguarding and wellbeing offer, it became clear that students face multiple challenges in relation to COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions. Their anxieties …

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