Safeguarding & E-safety @ Greenside

Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do at Greenside and is everyone’s responsibility.

In line with the Government’s vision for all services for children and young people, the SEND Code of Practice – 2014, Keeping Children Safe in Education (and guidance for staff) – April 2014 and the new documents named above – Sept ’16, the Local Governing Body and all Greenside staff recognize that students have a fundamental right to learn in a safe environment and to be protected from harm.

Young people are less likely to learn effectively and to go on to lead positive and independent lives if they are not kept healthy and safe. Greenside is therefore committed to providing an environment, which is safe and where the welfare of each student is of paramount importance. This will include a commitment to ensuring that all students feel confident that any concerns they may have will be listened to and acted upon.

Further links and key contacts are at the bottom of this page.


At Greenside we share a philosophy that ICT is an essential part of learning and life. We strive to inspire, nurture and challenge our students to become safe, confident and creative users of technology.

We continually develop ways to enhance and enrich learning opportunities within our experiential learning model. Students and staff develop their love for digital learning and see the relevance and application of technology through all aspects of our work.

As a school with a wide multicultural community, we believe that technology is the perfect way to ensure clear, accessible and informative communication with all our stakeholders.

Developing safe and responsible users of technology both within and beyond our school is the responsibility of us all and ensures our students become resilient, critical thinkers and leaders who achieve more than they thought possible.

With technology such an integrated part of all our lives from a younger and younger age, it is crucial that we nurture learners who are prepared for the use of technology in the real world and who understand how to both enjoy it and protect themselves.

Our school leaders have all completed the Keeping Children Safe Online (KCSO) training to ensure that we have a real strength of knowledge across the whole school.
Esafe – Keeping Students Safe Online
The Elliot Foundation uses the Esafe system to monitor internet usage by all staff and students. ESafe monitors devices which are logged into the school account. The presentation linked below offers more detail around what eSafe does and how it works. If you would like more information you can also visit their website here:
GDPR at Greenside

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of legislation that determines how people’s personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights individuals have in relation to their own data.

For the purposes of GDPR The Elliot Foundation Multi Academy Trust is the ‘data controller’. The Data Protection Officer for the trust is Jem Shuttleworth who can be contacted on

Each of our academies is a ‘data processor’ with a named Local Compliance Officer and for Greenside, this is Robin Yeats who can be contacted at

Across the trust we work to identify and monitor the use of personal data, to undertake the necessary processes for auditing and assessing risk and to ensure that policies are in place to support our schools to sustain compliance. You can find out more about GDPR at The Elliot Foundation here.

If you wish to make a SAR, the prcedure is here.

You can also find our Privacy Notices on our Policies page here.


E-safety and Safeguarding Links:


Key Contacts for Safeguarding Concerns: