Safeguarding our students

A child should be able to go to school and feel safe and protected from harm or abuse.  Schoolwork will help a child learn about keeping themselves safe.  Lessons in school can cover drug and alcohol awareness, healthy eating, road safety, relationships, sex education and bullying and at Berwick Academy we deliver this through our IAG lessons, assemblies, tutor activities, and PSHE workshop days.

All pupils are made aware of what to do if they are worried or concerned about harm or abuse and there are displays around school signposting them to staff who can provide support.

Every member of staff at Berwick Academy has been vetted (by the Disclosure and Barring Service) and staff and volunteers are trained how to identify abuse including what must be done if they or someone else is worried about a child.  The teacher who has responsibility for dealing with child protection in school is called the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Useful Contacts:

Always talk to the Head Teacher or the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school if you are worried about a safeguarding or child protection concern.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Berwick Academy is: Mr Steve Gibson

The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is: Miss Paula Clegg

The Safeguarding Trustee is: Mr John Reed

The Anti-Bullying Leads are: Miss Jessica Angus, Miss Amy Walton, Mr Jordan Woodcock

The E-Safety Lead is: Mr Eddie Jefferson

The SENCO is: Mrs Dawn Tait

More information on Child Protection can be obtained from the Department of Education’s website.

Berwick Childrens Social Care Locality Team:

  • During office hours – 01289 334000
  • Out of hours – 0845 600 5252

NSPCC 24 hour Child Protection Helpline – 0808 800 5000

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Show My Homework

Important information about Show My Homework:

To log in, please go to

All queries about logging in, including any issues with passwords, must be sent via email to

Student Logins:

· Students log in to Show My Homework using the ‘Sign in with Office 365’ button, which sits beneath the main set of login boxes on the login page.

· They should log in using their full school email and network password.

· If students need help to log in, or if they have any issues with their password, they should contact

Parent Logins:
•Log in using the email address that you wish to use as your Show My Homework contact email.
•Use the parent login code sent home by the school with your child.
•If you need further help to log in, you should contact

Show My Homework

Show My Homework is the online portal that we use for tracking and managing your child’s homework.

Show My Homework provides:
•The ability to view the details and deadlines of your child’s homework;
•Apps available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices;
•Automated notifications before homework is due.

Show My Homework app, which can be accessed with your login code, as an easy way to keep up-to-date with your child’s homework We hope that this will be of use to you in viewing and tracking the work set for your child.

While parents should use their login code, students should select the ‘Login with Office 365’ button to log in, which is situated directly beneath the main login boxes at the top of the web page. To log in, please visit

If your child is having difficulty logging in, their first action should be to contact If there are further queries following this, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Show My Homework, who are always happy to help. Just log a query using or call 0207 1979550.