Safeguarding and Internet Safety


The Dorcan Academy’s first priority is the welfare of our students. We are committed to the highest standards of protecting and safeguarding the students entrusted to our care at all times.

In order to protect our students at The Dorcan Academy we aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all students can feel safe, secure, valued and listened to;
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse.

The Dorcan Academy will support all students by:

  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the Academy
  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness, whilst not condoning aggression or bullying of any kind

Below are a number of useful links and informationfor students and parents:

Internet Safety

The internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and students learn from each other. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning. Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.

The requirement to ensure that children and young people are able to use the internet and related communications technologies appropriately and safely is addressed as part of the wider duty of care to which all who work in education settings are bound. An academy e-safety policy should help to ensure safe and appropriate use.

Please download the E-Safety Guidance below.

The Dorcan Academy
St. Paul’s Drive
Covingham, Swindon
Wiltshire SN3 5DA
Switchboard: 01793 525231
Fax: 01793 431461
The Dorcan Academy is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales under company number 07831414. The registered office is St. Paul’s Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5DA.