Benjamin Britten Academy of Music & Mathematics

An 11-18 co-educational day school and Centre of Excellence in Mathematics


Safeguarding students is a priority at Benjamin Britten Music Academy and means keeping the school community safe from harm, abuse, or injury.

We take our duty of care very seriously, ensuring that all staff receive safeguarding training annually and that safer recruiting practices are followed. Students are reminded of the need for safeguarding and key safeguarding messages through PSHE lessons, tutorial time activities, and assemblies.

The needs and safety of young people always come first. This school is committed to safeguarding our students, staff, and visitors. We expect all staff, volunteers, and visitors to share this commitment and brief them about our procedures and practices when they arrive at the school.

The safeguarding agenda incorporates the prevention of extremism and radicalisation as well as child protection, and concentrates on the wellbeing of the young person. We aim to ensure that we detect any sign that could indicate a young person is not thriving or is failing to meet his/her potential.

If you feel you have any concerns and would like to discuss them with any of the safeguarding team in the strictest of confidence please ring Mrs Thurbon the Designated Safeguarding lead.

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Mrs I Thurbon - Designated Safeguarding Lead


Safeguarding Policy 

Click here to policy view our safeguarding policy


Useful documents

Keeping children safe in education

Working together to safeguard children

Preventing people being drawn into terrorism

Preventing and tackling bullying

Drug advice for schools

Fabricated or induced illness

Female genital mutilation


Useful websites

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)




NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)


Keeping yourself on holiday

Keeping safe away from home (NSPCC)



e-Safety is an essential aspect of safeguarding in today's digital age. 

All students receive regular advice and input through PSHE and ICT lessons as well as through tutor time. In addition all students receive CE-OP training to help ensure that they remain safe whilst online both in school and at home.

All staff are regularly trained in managing and supporting both students and themselves with regards to e-safety as part of their ongoing safeguarding training.

Please look at the following guides to online safety:


How to be safe online - Please see additional information and Cybercrime leaflet attached

Online Safety video created for children from Traveller communities (Children's Society)

Ditto - Online Safety Magazine, click the link to view



Further advice and guidance can be found by following the links below.

Follow this link to report abuse through the CE-OP website.
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Common Sense
With good judgement and privacy settings, you can learn to use Facebook safely.
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Insafe is a European network of awareness centres promoting safe, responsible use of the internet and mobile devices to young people.
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Do you have what it takes to graduate from the Webonauts?
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Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting etc.
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Cyberbullying is when a person, or a group of people, uses the internet, mobile phones or other digital technologies to threaten, tease or abuse someone.
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Information for educators, parents, carers and young people, sharing specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying.
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We hope that you will find this information helpful in raising awareness. Please talk to your children and remind them to tell you about any games or messages on social media they are concerned about. Most children are happy to talk to adults as they can become very worried for themselves and others.