Priestlands is committed to safeguarding and protecting all children in our care. We aim to create an environment where children feel valued, listened to and safe and where their self-esteem is promoted. Staff are alert to possible risks and clear procedures are in place for dealing with expressions of concern.

When they join Priestlands, students will be placed in one of eight tutor groups that make up a year group. Tutors meet their groups frequently during the week. The tutor is responsible for the day-to-day care of your child and, therefore, is the first link between parents and school. Parents are encouraged to let the tutor know of any issues affecting the behaviour, progress or well-being of their children.

Arrangements for the year group are overseen by the Head of Year, who also provides advice and support for students and staff. Each year group also has a full-time Pastoral Support Manager (PSM), who works closely with the Head of Year to provide support for individual students and act as a point of contact for parents.

Staff often invite parents into school to discuss issues of concern and, of course, you are welcome to visit the school at any time. You are also invited to support events such as Music and Drama productions, sports days, social evenings and events hosted by the Friends of Priestlands.

 

Reporting concerns about the safety of a child

From time to time parents, carers or neighbours may become concerned about the safety of a child who attends Priestlands School.

Mr Richard Glenny (Deputy Headteacher) is our Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Miss Kerrie McAdam (Assistant Headteacher) is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

If you are concerned that a child is not safe, please either:

  • phone the school (01590 677033) and ask to speak to someone about a child protection matter
  • or click the link below and email your concern, making sure that you give the child's name in full, together with details of your concern.

childprotection@priestlands.hants.sch.uk

Should you wish to remain anonymous please put your concern in writing and address it to: 

CONFIDENTIAL

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Priestlands School

North Street

Pennington

Lymington

Hampshire SO41 8FZ

 

If you have serious concerns because you think that a child might be being abused (physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse or neglect) you should contact the Children’s Services Department at Hampshire County Council, during office hours (8.30am to 5.00pm) on 0300 555 1384

For all emergency situations please call 999