Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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We recognised our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.  We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children and adults feel respected and valued.  We maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned and promote a culture of openness where children and adults are able to talk and are listened to.  To view our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, please visit ‘Policies’.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Smales (Head of School)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs Barber (Assistant Headteacher) 
Mrs Magee (Assistant Headteacher)
Mrs Stevens (Inclusion Leader/KS2 SENCO)
Mrs St Clair (EYFS/KS1 SENCO)
Mrs Kagan (Family Liaison Officer)

In addition, we have a local academy safeguarding councillor, Mr Robin Selmes, who is a member of the school's Local Academy Council. Mr Selmes has the responsibility to ensure that all safeguarding practices within Barnsole are being followed correctly according to current government guidelines. If you have any safeguarding concerns, Robin Selmes can be contacted via our School Office:

If you have any concerns about the safety of a child, please report your concern to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Contact the Team via:

Tel: 01634 333400

Additional Contacts:

Medway Council if you think the child is at immediate risk of harm:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm on 01634 334466
Out of Hours: 03000 419191
If the child is in immediate danger, call 999.

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO:)  01634 331065 or email:
NSPCC: 0800 028 0285

Further resources:
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 500
Medway Safeguarding Partnership
Childine: 0800 1111