Mrs Rebecca Ruddock – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs G Gibbs & Miss A Davies – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders (DDSL)

Our Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) is Mrs R Ruddock and our Deputy DSLs are Mrs G Gibbs and Miss A Davies. If you have concerns, please call us on 01928 571217 or email us on [email protected] or contact us at Safeguarding via the Synergy app for parents and students.

The aim of our Child Protection Policy is to ensure that effective measures are in place to safeguard children from any potential risk of harm.

If school is closed, how do I get safeguarding support?

Safer Schools App – downloadable from the app store

Access up-to-date, age-appropriate guidance on staying safe, learn how to block, report and set safety settings across each social media platform.


Search ‘Safer Schools’ in the app store and select ‘Sandymoor Ormiston Academy’ – click ‘Continue’ and enter the 4 digit code: 1544


Search ‘Safer Schools’ in the app store and select ‘Sandymoor Ormiston Academy’ – click ‘Continue’ and enter the 4 digit code: 7675

Staying safe on-line

The internet can be an interesting and fun place to spend time, it can also be a dangerous place if you are not sensible and/or don’t know how to stay safe online.

We actively teach our students about personal security guidelines, which includes:

  • Never revealing personal information, about themselves or others, such as home addresses, telephone numbers and personal e-mail addresses etc.
  • Never using photographs of themselves on their web pages unless parents/guardians have given permission to do so.
  • Never meeting people in person that they have contacted on the internet without a parent/guardian’s permission.
  • Notify their teacher whenever they come across information that appears dangerous, inappropriate, or makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • Be aware that the author of an e-mail or web page may not be the person they claim to be.

Click the links for information for students and parents:

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? You can make a report to CEOP here

Operation Encompass

Cheshire Police and Sandymoor Ormiston Academy commit to Operation Encompass to support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. We have two key adults:

  • Mrs Rebecca Ruddock
  • Mrs Sally Jones

You can find out more by visiting or by contacting one of our key adults.

Unhealthy Relationships

Are you in an unhealthy relationship? Is someone you know in an unhealthy relationship? Find some support here.