Prior Weston School and Children’s Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

We want to ensure that children are safe on line, and ask parents and carers to be vigilant and aware of the increased risks linked to children using technology and social media.

It is important that you are aware of using appropriate filters where possible and have monitoring systems in place to protect children from potentially harmful online abuse.

Safeguarding Team

At Prior Weston we have a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Fiona MacCorquodale

Headteacher/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Bernadette Frain-Atallah

Designated Safeguarding & Welfare Lead

Rae Armes

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Touvonna Walshe-Royer

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Simone De Juan

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Beverley Newman

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Aoife McMonagle

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Nicola Cafferkey

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

What to do if you have concerns

Safeguarding Newsletter

Safeguarding and Wellbeing Newsletter - Spring Term 3 2024

Does your child have a PlayStation? If so, have you set up appropriate parental controls? Some examples of the parental controls available are: • Set age restrictions, • Set daily limits, • Control chat and messaging, • Set spend limits. How can I bl

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22nd March 2024

Safeguarding and Wellbeing newsletter - Autumn Term 3 2023

Talking to your child about how they are feeling can be hard, especially if you are concerned that they are having a bad time. You may not know what to say, or feel worried about how your child will react.

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1st December 2023

Safeguarding and Wellbeing Newsletter - November 2023

At Prior Weston Primary School, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and our top priority. Anyone who comes in to contact with children and their families has a role to play.

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3rd November 2023

Safeguarding & Wellbeing Newsletter - October 2023

At Prior Weston Primary School, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and our top priority. Anyone who comes in to contact with children and their families has a role to play.

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11th October 2023

Wellbeing Newsletter - Summer Issue 2

Welcome to our latest edition and our focus this week is safeguarding in particular online. Our aim is to bring you all the latest, relevant help and advice on issues that we feel will be of importance to you. In this issue, we talk about the dangers

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5th May 2023

Safeguarding Newsletter - July 2022

Welcome to our new safeguarding newsletter that will keep you up to date with essential information regarding safeguarding your children this summer. For this issue, we will be focussing on online safety. Have a lovely summer and we look forward...

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31st July 2022

Safeguarding Newsletter - March 2022

Welcome to the spring safeguarding newsletter. We aim to bring you all the latest, relevant help and advice on issues we feel will be of importance to you.

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21st March 2022


Attendance letter explaining the policy

Attendance Policy

Children Missing Education Policy

Code Of Conduct

Islington Safeguarding Children Partnership Protocol for managing child on child sexual violence, abuse and harassment in schools, settings and colleges

Keeping children safe in education

Low Level Concerns Policy

Mobile Phone Policy

Online Safety Policy

Parent/Carer Conduct in School Policy

Parental Agreement for Small Group / 1:1 Zoom Sessions

Physical Contact and Physical Handling Policy

Remote Learning - 1:1 / Small Group Sessions

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Safer Recruitment Guidance for Schools

Separated Parents Policy

Whistleblowing Procedure

Safeguarding Curriculum

Safeguarding Curriculum Statement 2021

Safeguarding Curriculum 2021

EYFS Safeguarding Curriculum

Safeguarding Documents and Links


Please find a list of relevant telephone numbers to contact if you wish to refer independently.

The Report Abuse in Education helpline

1st of April 2021 saw the launch of the NSPCC helpline specifically to offer support and advice to children and adults who alleged sexual abuse at school and give out information about how to contact the police and report crimes.

The Report Abuse in Education helpline can be reached on 0800 136 663, on Monday to Friday 8am - 10pm, or 9am - 6pm at weekends. It can also be contacted at

Multi-Agency Team Around the School

We work closely with multiple Government agencies and charities to ensure the safety of our pupils.

Keeping Children Safe from Extremism and Radicalisation

If you are concerned about keeping children safe from extremism and radicalisation then please read the following booklet, which has been produced by Islington Council and or the school.

Childline for Under 12s

Childline has launched a website aimed at children under the age of 12. This provides age appropriate content on topics including: bullying, family, friends, feelings, school, abuse and staying safe. It also includes games and therapeutic tools for young visitors to play and express how they are feeling. It will be promoted through the NSPCC's Speak out Stay safe programme in Prior Weston during November 2018.

Visit Childline Kids...

Online Safety

Find out more about Online Safety and take a look at posters which share tips and advice about how to manage popular apps, games and social networks.

"Leaders and members of the governing body have created an ambitious curriculum, including in the early years."

- Ofsted, 2022