Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Academy Support

At Oasis Academy Putney we strive to make sure all our students are safe in the Academy, at home, online and in the community. Our staff are here to keep our students safe and secure and to promote their personal safety and well-being.

Our commitment to safeguarding encompasses ways how we ensure our students feel secure, confident and independent. The academy has a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action to ensure the welfare and safety of its students. If a member of staff has cause to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, the Academy will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Services of its concern. Wherever possible we will discuss concerns with families and work with them to support the child.

Who is looking after you

The Board of Trustees for Oasis Charitable Trust has ultimate responsibility for Safeguarding issues. Operationally, this responsibility is delegated to the Group Chief Executive, who leads on policy issues in relation to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk across the Oasis Group. Within our Academies there are Safeguarding Leads who lead on Safeguarding issues within their locality. They are clear about their role and have sufficient time and receive relevant support, and training, which includes close contact with outside agencies including Children’s Services, the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and relevant health care organisations.

At Oasis Academy Putney our Safeguarding leads are:

Samiya Khawaja

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Level 3 Safeguarding Qualification 
Contact email:

Telephone: 020 7884 6000

Glenn Lillo

Executive principal
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Level 3 Safeguarding Qualification 29.09.21
Contact email:

Telephone: 020 7884 6000

Rebecca Hughes

Head of School and 
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Level 3 Safeguarding Qualification 
Contact email: 

Telephone: 020 7884 6000

Rebecca Pickering

Class Teacher/KS2 Phase leader and 
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Level 3 Safeguarding Qualification
Contact email: 
Telephone: 020 7884 6000

Outside of term times and out of hours, please contact the academy by emailing

If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact one of the designated safeguarding leads as quickly as possible. 

All adults working at our academy, including visiting staff, volunteers and students on placements, are required to report instances of actual or suspected harm or neglect to the Principal, who has overall responsibility for child protection.

If any member of staff or visiting staff, volunteer or student placement is concerned about a child, he or she must inform the Principal immediately.  In the absence of the  Principal, please report any concerns to the deputy designated officers for child protection.

Policies and Procedures

Our Safeguarding policy is available on our policies page and is reviewed by staff on an annual basis.

We will ensure all policies and procedures in respect of safeguarding children are up to date and in line with latest DfE legislation. Policies and procedures are also reviewed and revised by the Oasis Board of Trustees on a regular basis.

Disclosure & Barring Checks

We follow safer recruitment protocols at every turn. Amongst many procedures in place during the recruitment period, all staff wishing to work or volunteer with us must undergo a DBS check. Oasis meets statutory requirements in relation to Disclosure & Barring Service – all staff and volunteers who work with Oasis who meet the ‘regulated activity test’ (Freedoms Act 2012) are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.


All Academy staff and volunteers undertake safeguarding training upon starting in the Academy and receive annual updates as appropriate.

Medical Care

Within the Academy we have first aid trained staff who are available during the day to attend to students who become ill or have an accident.

Parents are asked to provide a daytime telephone number and an alternative emergency contact so that they can be contacted if necessary.

If medicines need to be administered to a student, parents must complete a care plan with our medical officer. All medicines must be stored safely with the medical officer and not be kept on the student.


From 1 July 2015 all schools  are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty.

View the Oasis Academy Putney Safeguarding Policy here

View the Oasis Academy  Putney Safeguarding Booklet


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