Keeping Children Safe in Education
The school has a duty of care to all children and young people. The Senior Leadership Team are trained as Designated Safeguarding Lead Officers with the Senior Leadership Team leading in this area. All concerns are reported to the relevant agencies. The school follows the Southampton City Council‘s policies and procedures – copies of which are available on our website or from the school office.
We offer a range of workshops for parents throughout the year offering support with parenting, literacy and supporting pupils at home.
Safety and Security
Your child’s safety is our number one priority. For this reason we ask for your help in these ways:
Maintain up to date contact information
We need to know how to reach you or a person named by you who will care for your child in an emergency. Please fill in the contact form that you will be given and tell us promptly of any changes. We will always try to contact you if we feel that your child needs urgent medical attention.In the event of real emergencies we will arrange for your child to be taken to hospital as well as contacting either you or a named contact.
Let us know about changes to collection arrangements
We will not allow your child to leave the school premises during the school day unless you have told us to do so. If you have made arrangements for your child to be collected by some-one else please make sure you inform the school.
Follow our procedures for visitors
For security reasons we ask that all parents and visitors use the main entrance and report to reception. No adults (apart from school staff) should use the childrens’ entrances to come into school. For fire safety reasons all parents and visitors staying in the building for any length of time will be asked to sign in on arrival and sign out when leaving the building.
All visitors are required to wear a visitor’s badge whilst they are on site so our children will know you are not a stranger.
For further information please see our Visitor Code of Conduct which is published on the school website.
Follow our health and safety procedures
Please note that the car park is for staff use only and vehicle access is prohibited at peak times to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Please do not bring your car into the school car park, or park on the zigzag markings outside the school entrances.
Parents, carers and children should not be on the school playground before 8.30 am, when the gates are opened. Parents are responsible for supervising their children on the playground until the doors are opened. Our families help to make the playground a safe and happy place by making sure their children walk their bikes and scooters when they are on the school site and ensuring that balls are not used on the playground before school.
Bikes and scooters will only be allowed to be stored in the area by the Reema sign (Weston Lane End of the school building). Please may I remind you that these are left at your own risk and the school is not responsible for keeping them safe.
Dogs must not be brought onto the school site.
There is a No Smoking Policy at all times within the school building and grounds. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted anywhere on the school site.
Illegal drugs and alcohol should not be brought on to the school site.
Please do not send nuts or nut products to school as some children have a very severe allergic reaction as we are a nut free school.
For further information please see our Health and Safety Policy and Guidance which is published on the school website.
We aim to provide equal opportunities for all groups of children and therefore our main objective is to safeguard the interests of all children and staff and enable them to learn and to teach. We believe that preventing inappropriate behaviour is more effective than simply reacting to it when it occurs. Our aim is to create a safe, positive and productive learning environment based on the principles of consistency, fairness and engagement.
All pupils should have the opportunity to join fully with their peers in the curriculum and the life of the school. We aim to pay particular attention to the provision for, and the achievement of, ‘different groups’ within the school, providing extra resources and support where possible.
We expect all children to behave respectfully and within the School Code and Learning Powers. We will praise and reward children for appropriate behaviour. We will use behaviour management strategies such as distraction, addressing inappropriate behaviour quickly and quietly, listening to the pupil voice or other sanctions to help children understand when their behaviour is unacceptable.
Weston School Code
- Be safe
- Be respectful
- Be responsible.
- Be a learner
Please see our Positive Behaviour Policy for more details.