Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Academy Support

At Oasis Academy Arena 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 Arena our Safeguarding leads are:

Jeanette Bell

Support Designated Safeguarding Lead
To contact our Principal, get in touch with
Melanie Kolandawel, Operations Manager and PA to the Principal

Telephone: 020 8240 6700

Jane Dewhurst 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Contact email:

Telephone:  020 8240 6700

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. 

Beyond academics, Oasis Academy Arena recognises the importance of supporting parents and guardians in their vital roles. We have a list of services designed to enhance the overall well-being of families. Whether it's access to childcare facilities, parent workshops, or community support networks, Oasis Academy Arena is committed to ensuring that families feel empowered and supported every step of the way.

Below are some other services that you may find useful:

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Information for Visitors

E-Safety Guidance

First Aid Poster


For more information about agencies or places you can go for advice, please select which category you suit best.