Northgate Academy


Safeguarding: It’s EVERYONE’S responsibility!

Safeguarding and e-safety statement

Northgate School Arts College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff, volunteers, governors and visitors on site to share this commitment.

We are all fully committed to ensuring that our approach to safeguarding practices are fully effective and in line with local and national guidance. This means that staff are trained annually, and those with greater individual responsibility for leading Safeguarding are trained to the same standard as the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).  Our Heads of school and The Bee Hive are very qualified and experienced Senior Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (Senior DDSLs). The rest of the Safeguarding Team are also well-qualified, and are referred to as the academy’s Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs).

Our Safeguarding Team:


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Miss Sheralee Webb (Executive Headteacher). Miss Webb oversees Safeguarding and Child Protection matters across both sites.

Senior DDSLs

Our Senior Deputy DSL Mrs Francesca Shears  (Head of School at Northgate and The Bee Hive) manages the day-to-day implementation of our Safeguarding Policy.


Designated Safeguarding (DSOs) also support and oversee the day-to-day safeguarding and welfare of pupils; they are:

Mrs S. Nembhard     (Deputy Headteacher, Northgate)

Mrs J. Fitzpatrick      (Assistant Headteacher, Northgate)

Mr D. Skuce               (Head of Key Stage 4 and Online Safety Lead, Northgate)

Miss K. Patel             (Head of Key Stage 3, Northgate)

Mrs S Moore             (Parent Support Adviser, Northgate)

Mrs T. Whitehead    (Head of Key Stage 5, The Bee Hive)

Miss S Raymond     (Parent Support Advisor. The Bee Hive)

Miss J. Fuoco             (Parent Support Adviser, The Bee Hive)

Mrs T. Daurie            (Manager, The Place 2 Bee)

All concerns regarding welfare and safeguarding are passed through members of staff to the DSL, Senior DDSLs and/or DSOs, in compliance with the most recent local and national guidance.

Safeguarding Policy & COVID-19 Addendum

Our latest Safeguarding and COVID-19 Policies can be found here:

Northgate School Arts College New Safeguarding Policy

Child protection policy Covid 19

NSPCC: Keeping Children Safe:

Northamptonshire Local Authority Safeguarding Partnership (Hub):