All adults who come into contact with our students in their work have a statutory duty of care to safeguard and promote their welfare.

The Excelsior Academy provides guidance that applies to all adults, including volunteers working in or on behalf of the academy.

All safeguarding concerns can be reported directly to the school by using the following email addresses.

For students:

For parents/carers:

Safeguarding children goes much further than simply protecting them from neglect and abuse. It is also about keeping them safe from accidents, crime, bullying and actively promoting their welfare in a healthy and safe environment.

The Safeguarding Team at The Excelsior Academy

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Angela Moore (Deputy Headtecher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Rose Ferguson (Student Welfare Manager)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Ruby Ahenkan (Assistant Headteacher 
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Stephen Robinson (SENCO)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Omar Deria (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Rayner Dougan (Family Support Worker)

Chair of LSB

Judy Miln

c/o Lesley Samuel

The Excelsior Academy

Shacklewell Lane

London E8 2EY


Chair of Community Schools Trust

Chris Rutt

c/o Community Schools Trust

Forest Gate Community School

Forest Lane

Forest Gate

London E7 9BB


Child Protection, Safeguarding and Early Help Policy

How we keep children safe at The Excelsior Academy

Anti Bullying

Safeguarding Procedure

Keeping Children Safe Online

The online world is integral to how children stay in touch with their friends, and access to the internet is now available like never before. 

However, there are risks associated with new technologies and it is essential that young people and their parents/carers understand how to keep those risks to a minimum.

Here are some links to other websites which provide information and advice on how to stay safe online. Please have a look and take some time to read their advice. 


NSPCC Keeping Children Safe Online



Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online

Anti Radicalisation Advice

Educate Against Hate

Educate Against Hate

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Well Family Plus

Well Family Plus


Specialist CAHMS

Young Hackney

Young Hackney

Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools