All teaching staff, mentors, managers and night staff will have enhanced DBS checks, and will attend bespoke safeguarding training at level 1. Directors and managers will receive additional level 2 safeguarding training. We are liaising with experts in online safety and anti-cyber-bullying groups.
Accommodation is in a dedicated block in the St Mary’s student accommodation, composing of separate rooms off common corridors over three floors. Staff will also reside in this accommodation for the duration of the summer academy, including the Academy Director, Assistant Director and 12 academy Mentors.
We are also employing three members of night staff who will have to sole responsibility of patrolling the accommodation at night – not merely on call but rather fully awake and ready to respond / pre-empt any issues. We have separate male and female floors, with staff appropriately dispersed amongst students.