• Bungay High School
  • Castle EAST School
  • Farlingaye High School
  • Kesgrave High School

East Anglian Schools Trust

Statutory & Governance Documents

EAST's statutory documents can be found HERE

The following sections outline EAST's commitment to safeguarding and equality. 


EAST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers across all the schools within the MAT to share this commitment.

Safeguarding is considered to be everyone’s responsibility.

All staff and volunteers across all the schools in the MAT are aware of their duty of care to keep children safe and to enable the best outcomes for them all. 

We will work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

EAST Multi Academy Trust includes the following Academies.

The Safeguarding Policies at each of the MAT academies can be found on the schools' website by clicking the school links above.


Each school within our Trust has their own equality objectives, dependent on their current demographic and annual reviews.

As a whole Trust we aim to:

  • Ensure that everyone is treated equally, fairly and with respect;
  • Provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which all our children can flourish and achieve;
  • Recognise that people have different needs, and understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all exactly the same;
  • Recognise that for some students extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful e.g. all those that fall within the protected characteristics;
  • Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and people with disabilities;
  • Improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity;
  • Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the setting;
  • Prepare children for life in a diverse society in which children are able to see their place in the local, regional, national and international community;
  • Plan to improve our understanding and promotion of diversity by consulting people from different groups and involving them in decisions;
  • Actively challenge discrimination and disadvantage;
  • Ensure no-one experiences harassment, less favourable treatment or discrimination because of their age; any disability they may have; their ethnicity, colour or national origin; their gender; their gender identity or reassignment; their marital or civil partnership status; being pregnant or having recently had a baby; their religion or beliefs; their sexual identity and orientation.