Our students’ welfare, safety and well-being are our utmost concern at Bath Academy. Students are given a welcome pack on arrival to ensure that they are quickly settled and established in Bath, with information about travel and what to see and do in our beautiful city.
Our Accommodation and Welfare Officer is always on hand to offer advice and support, and our School Nurse is available throughout the day to help with minor medical matters and referral to medical services. Students are encouraged to access support services where necessary and Bath is well-provided with a range of professional organisations.
Safety is an important priority, especially where students are away from home, and we ensure that students know exactly what to do in case of emergency. We have a dedicated emergency contact number for out of hours and students are instructed to stay in small groups during evenings and weekends when moving around the city. Boarding staff and homestay parents ensure that they know their students’ whereabouts at all times and that they can be contacted at any time by phone.
All staff, whether teaching, non-teaching or homestay, are DBS checked and trained in safeguarding and child protection procedures. The Welfare Officer is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and all concerns should be passed to her in the first instance, or to the Vice Principal or Principal in her absence. Our homestay placements are checked at least annually to comply with our commitment to safety regulations and care of our students.
Students are made aware of fire and safety procedures and fire drills are carried out regularly within the school day and during boarding time. Homestay parents are also made aware of their responsibilities with regard to fire and health and safety and all appliances are regularly checked and certified.
Accommodation & Welfare Officer – Natalia Knott
School Nurse – Alan Chapman
EMERGENCY Out of Hours number +44(0)7715123299