Welfare and Safeguarding

To help us achieve our goal of providing excellent education with a high degree of care for all of our students we place a great deal of emphasis on the welfare organisation of the school. We are proud of the fact that the atmosphere and ethos in school is one of respect and dedication to learning. To this end your child will have a support structure of key personnel around them from day one that seeks to support, guide and encourage high attainment and enjoyment of all aspects of school life.

Each student on entry to school will be placed into a mixed ability tutor group. These groups are very carefully created to combine friendship groups with individuals who display the wide variety of talents, interests and needs that make up our school as a whole.

Please see

  • Discipline (Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare Policy)
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • SEN Policy
  • Values Charter

These policies will then direct you to further policies for more specific content areas.

We are Longfield

Each group has a form tutor who will remain with that group throughout their 5 years at school wherever possible. At Longfield our primary concern is the total welfare of the student. Staff are always available to the student for advice, support and guidance. The form tutor is the member of staff that will see most of your child at school and as such they are pivotal to each child’s success.

Raising Achievement Co-ordinator

Each year group is supported by a Raising Achievement Co-ordinator. These members of staff support and guide students through the challenges of school. They are caring individuals who seek to coordinate the learning of each individual and maximise their achievement. They work very closely with all Heads of Department, teaching staff and external agencies to ensure that each individual student’s needs are met and that students are fulfilling their potential Longfield Academy. These are your first port of call for all communications.

You may also be referred to the SENCo team, Attendance Team, Safeguarding Team or Connect Team.

Parents’ Evenings and Communication

There is one formal parents’ evening for each year group every academic year. These evenings provide all parties with an opportunity to discuss progress, future tasks and events. Your attendance at these events is crucial to the success of your child. You will be given a parent ClassCharts log in code. You will receive further regular communication by letter, SIMS in touch and parent-mail.

Latest School News

Food Bank Donations

Food Bank Donations

Pupils from 8-1 and 8-6, kindly donated selection boxes, food and games to the Kings Centre in December. Emily Hornsby, a pupil from 8-1 said ‘it was a great way to help our community over the festive period’. The pupil led food bank campaign was such a kind and...

Red Box Project

Red Box Project

A special thank you to staff from Darlington Building Society who kindly donated over £100 of resources to the school’s Red Box Project. The Red Box Project is a nationwide campaign to combat period poverty and help girls stay in school when they have their period....

Staff Christmas Panto 2019

Staff Christmas Panto 2019

As part of our Christmas celebrations, staff performed the Longfield rendition of the Disney classic, Cinderella. After rehearsing once a week from September to Christmas, staff performed to the whole school in two showings on Friday 20th December 2019. This was the...