Student Welfare & Safeguarding

At Weston Secondary School we have a fully inclusive ethos, and high aspirations for each and every one of our students.

We are a small, community school and pride ourselves on the personable, caring relationships that we are able to build with our students and their families.

Weston Secondary School is totally committed to inclusion. The development of empathy and a commitment to total equality of opportunity are principles that lie at the heart of the school.


For the benefit of all at our school and within our surrounding community, we demand high standards of behaviour from all of our students at all times. Good behaviour is rewarded through e-praise points, internal awards, and is required for attendance at the school’s prom and extracurricular trips.

We have robust, supportive procedures in place to address poor behaviour, friendship issues, and any alleged incidents of bullying.

More information can be found in our school policies.


We expect our students to have an excellent record of attendance, and to arrive at school on time and ready to learn. We cannot educate our students or keep them safe if they are not on our premises during school hours.

Students who attend school less than 93% of the time are at significant risk of underachievement.

If your child is absent for any reason this must be reported to the school by 9am.

Additional funding

We receive additional funding for our disadvantaged students, and for our students who join us in Year 7 attaining below expectations in literacy.

For more information on how we use these funds to ensure our students attain and progress as they should please refer to our school policies.


We take the safety of our students very seriously.

All staff and governors are fully trained in safeguarding. Should you or your child make any disclosure to them, they will know how to escalate this concern appropriately.

Reporting safeguarding concerns to the school

As well as being able to speak with any member of staff, all students are able to escalate any safeguarding concerns they may have to one of our student leaders by emailing or by simply filling in the anonymous form below.

Safeguarding concern

Reporting online sexual abuse

If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with your child online then you can report your concerns to the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command.

There are also excellent resources and guidance for parents and carers about all safeguarding concerns on Hampshire Police’s safe4me website.

Read more about our policies on safeguarding and child protection in our school policies.

Social media safeguarding

If you have questions around safe use of social media, how we educate children about this and what you can do to help as parents and carers, please contact the school.

Safeguarding at Weston Secondary School

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact the school to be put in touch with one of these members of staff or governors.

Safeguarding Poster

Here is the safeguarding poster that can be found around the school

External support

Our students are fortunate to benefit from our excellent links with external agencies such as Saints Foundation, No limits, local colleges and a specialist careers advisor.

These agencies provide a range of services, such as counselling, careers advice and mentoring, and opportunities like the Saints Leadership Programme, inspiring trips and work experience.

NSPCC Helpline – You can contact the NSCPP Helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 or emailing

Childline –  You can call the Childline Helpline on 0800 11 11


Pastoral care

If you have any queries about your child’s welfare or attainment at school we recommend you contact our Pastoral Care team.

If you have further queries or concerns that you would like to raise with us, please contact the headteacher’s PA who will arrange an appointment for you with one of the Senior Leadership Team.