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The school takes its duty of care to all children and young people very seriously. The Designated Safeguarding Lead and deputies are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Nicki Windle, Assistant Headteacher  Deputy

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – James Wiltshire, Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Navneet Juttla, Assistant Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Sarah Fugard, Business Manager

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Cara Newman, Deputy Headteacher

See their pictures here

All concerns are reported to the relevant agencies. We follow Southampton City Council‘s policies and procedures, copies of which are available on our website or from the school office.

If you have a concern about sexual abuse or online grooming this should be reported directly using this link 

We also offer a range of workshops for parents and carers throughout the year offering support with parenting, literacy and supporting pupils at home.

Our SENDCO, Assistant Headteacher Nicki Windle, explains more in this Safeguarding video.

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Safeguarding Newsletters

  • Here you can find the latest issue of our Safeguarding Newsletter as well as an archive of previous issues for reference

There is also a selection of leaflets with information about various topics below which you may find helpful:

Below are links to guidance related to keeping your child safe whilst online and other helpful safeguarding information for parents/carers

Please find below details of how out of hours help can be assessed by pupils and parents :

NSPCC Freephone Child Protection Helpline:080 8800 5000

NSPCC reporting abuse

Southampton’s Children’s Resource Service  Telephone number for members of the public:023 8083 3004

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 someone else please make sure you inform the school.

Follow our procedures for visitors

For security reasons we ask that all parents, carers and visitors use the main entrance and report to reception. No adults (apart from school staff) should use the children’s entrances to come into school.

For fire safety reasons all parents, carers 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.

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.

Parents, carers and children should not be on the school playground before 8.30am, when the gates are opened. Parents and carers are responsible for supervising their children on the playground until the doors are opened.

Our families can 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.

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.

For further information please see our Health and Safety Policy and Guidance.


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.

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.

The Weston Shore Infant School code is:
1. Be safe
2. Be respectful
3. Be responsible
4. Be a learner

Please see our Positive Behaviour Policy for more details.

You can also download a PDF of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

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