Whistle Blowing Policy

Stormont House School is committed to tackling fraud and other forms of malpractice and treats these issues seriously. Stormont House School recognises that some concerns may be extremely sensitive and has therefore developed a system that allows for the confidential raising of concerns within the school environment but also has recourse to an external party outside the management structure of the school.

Stormont House School is committed to creating a climate of trust and openness so that a person who has a genuine concern or suspicion can raise the matter with full confidence that the matter will be appropriately considered and resolved.

Stormont House School encourages the whistle blower to raise the matter internally in the first instance, to allow those school staff and governors in positions of responsibility and authority the opportunity to right the wrong and give an explanation for the behaviour or activity.

 

Stormont House School has designated a number of individuals to specifically deal with such matters and the whistle blower is invited to decide which of those individuals would be the most appropriate person to deal with the matter.

Name & Position                               

Kevin McDonnell 

Headteacher

Stormont House School, Downs Park Road, E5 8NP

kmcdonnell@stormonthouse.hackney.sch.uk

0208985 4245

 

Bernard Hawes  

Chair of Governors 

hawes.be@hotmail.co.uk

 

The whistle blower may prefer to raise the matter in person, by telephone or in written form marked ‘private and confidential’ and addressed to one of the above-named individuals. All matters will be treated in strict confidence, and anonymity will be respected wherever possible.

Alternatively, if the whistle blower considers the matter too serious or sensitive to raise within the internal environment of the school, the matter should be directed in the first instance to the following members of Hackney Learning Trust:

Financial:       Head of Finance, Hackney Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, London E8 1GQ

Other:           Head of Human Resources, Hackney Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, London E8 1GQ

 

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