Thistle Hill Academy


Mrs Sarah Partridge is our Trust Safeguarding Lead and has the overall responsibility for the day-to-day oversight of safeguarding and child protection systems in the schools across The Stour Academy Trust. To find out more about Sarah and her role, follow the link below:

Trust Safeguarding Lead 

The Stour Academy Trust recognises the importance of providing an ethos and environment within school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourage them to talk openly; and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to.

The Stour Academy Trust will endeavour to support the welfare and safety of all pupils through:

Safer Recruitment

The Stour Academy Trust is committed to ensure that all steps are taken to recruit staff and volunteers who are safe to work with our pupils/students and have their welfare and protection as the highest priority. The Governing Body/advisory Board, Board of Directors and School Leadership Team are responsible for ensuring that the school follows safe recruitment processes outlined within Guidance, including accurate maintenance of the Single Central Record; and an application, vetting and recruitment process which places safeguarding at its centre, regardless of employee or voluntary role.


View our Safeguarding Policy below:

Safeguarding Policy