Safeguarding Children

Our Safeguarding Team at Westcott Primary School

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs C Vickers
  • Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Mrs D Prescott / Mrs L Waldron

  • Emotional Wellbeing Officer – Mrs C Bratley

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.

The health, safety and well-being of all our pupils at Westcott Primary School is of the utmost importance.  Our priority is to provide a safe and welcoming environment, where pupils are valued and respected.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection policy, which can be viewed below or in our policy section.

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 their parents/carers in the first instance, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We know that children thrive better and are able to reach their full potential when we work closely together.  At Westcott Primary School we are committed to this and look forward to our continuing close partnership with you in the future.

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What to do if you have a concern about a child attending Westcott:
During School Hours
  • Contact the school and speak to either Mrs C Vickers or Mrs L Waldron on 01482 783576

  • Contact the Hull City Council EHaSH Team on 01482 448879

Out of school hours and during school holidays:
  • If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police via 999

  • If your concern is less urgent buy you are worried about the welfare of the child then contact HCC EHaSH Team on 01482 448879

  • If you have concerns about a child at Westcott which you believe the school need to be aware of, then email (Suzanne Wilson, Strategic Safeguarding Lead for HCAT): swilson@hcat.org.uk. Ms Wilson will make contact with a key member of staff from the Academy on your behalf.

‘Approachability of teachers and support staff is great, I’ve never felt that I’ve been too much trouble when needing to speak to staff.’

Parent testimonials

‘Vocabulary development is a focus, and teaching is adapted for pupils with SEND.’

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‘The school has improved outcomes, particularly in reading, writing, and mathematics.’

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‘The school promotes pupils’ personal development and welfare effectively.’

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‘Pupils have positive attitudes towards learning, and teachers use effective questioning and support.’

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‘Pupils enjoy coming to school and have a secure understanding of British values.’

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‘My child has progressed very well and is always happy when leaving school and ready to start the next day.’

Parent testimonials

‘PE and sport funding has raised the profile of physical education.’

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‘Funding for pupils with SEND is used effectively, and the trust provides valuable support.’

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‘Westcott is a lovely school. I feel like my children have really progressed whilst being here.’

Parent testimonials

‘The choice of after school and lunchtime activities is great. The reward assemblies are also a great idea.’

Parent testimonials

‘Parents and carers are supportive of the school, and staff are positive about their work.’

Ofsted

‘Governors provide effective support and challenge to senior leaders.’

Ofsted

‘I like the Westcott Award Assemblies not just for the children’s sake but I like to come in and see them showcase their achievements. Its great to see them looking proud and happy.’

Parent testimonials

‘Detailed plans for school improvement are in place and funding is used effectively.’

Ofsted

‘The early years setting is good, and children make good progress.’

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‘The wider curriculum provides exciting learning opportunities but needs better sequencing.’

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‘It is a well kept school with a calm and positive environment for the children to learn in. Always looking for ways to improve.’

Parent testimonials

‘Middle leaders have identified strengths and areas for improvement and have made an immediate impact.’

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‘Expert leadership in English and mathematics has improved pupil learning.’

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‘Pupil support from teaching assistants is of high quality.’

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‘Leaders in English and mathematics have raised the quality of teaching and achievement.’

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‘All pupils, including disadvantaged and SEND students, are making improved progress.’

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‘Teaching and learning are good, with some areas being exceptionally strong.’

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‘Pupils demonstrate the school’s values and have a strong understanding of different faiths and cultures.’

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‘Safeguarding arrangements are effective, and leaders work with agencies to support families.’

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‘ Pupils’ behavior is good, with positive attitudes to learning and effective management of behavior.’

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‘Current assessment shows that the majority of Key Stage 2 pupils are meeting expectations.’

Ofsted

‘The school always provides up to date information about what the children have been doing on Twitter.’

Parent testimonials

‘I like that both my children are supported and happy in school. Its great that I am able to speak with teachers and time is always made for parents.’

Parent testimonials