Here at Endeavour Academy we offer a safe, caring and nurturing environment to young people who are experiencing SEMH issues (Social and Emotional Mental Health) such as anxiety, low mood, trauma, family issues and other external factors that may be impacting negatively on the students ability to engage and achieve in a mainstream setting. Often, students who experience issues such as these, struggle to cope in large groups, can develop a reluctance to attend or engage when in school and divert from academic work through inappropriate behaviours.
Although the provision is based within the large EDC Peterlee site, we are committed to ensuring that students feel safe and secure at all times. The school day is specifically set to avoid busy periods, staff are positioned to welcome students on site and escort those who need support to the provision. The doors to the provision are secure at all times and no unauthorised visitors have access. Students are supervised throughout the whole day from the point of arrival until end of the day when students are escorted to the main exit.
The designated safeguard leads are the Head of School Kerrie Whelan and Deputy Head Lesley Forster. Both can be contacted via the main school telephone number.
The safeguarding policy can be found within the main policy section of this website.