Connect Academy Trust Covid-19 Notice to all Visitors and Suppliers

Our schools are minimising the number of visitors they receive, as well as the amount of time visitors spend on the school premises, during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This will help to minimise group mixing and make it easier to maintain social distancing in school.

We expect all visitors to: 1. only visit the school premises if absolutely necessary. Please phone instead, request a call or request an online meeting if possible. 2. not enter the premises if you or any members of your household have symptoms of coronavirus. 3. clean your hands with alcohol gel (provided) when you enter and leave the building. 4. follow the same procedures as those in place for staff, ie social distancing (2m), avoid touching surfaces and do not enter areas of the school without the permission of staff.

Thank you for your support in keeping our pupils, staff and families safe.

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Widey Court Primary School 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 Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.


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.


Designated Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection Officer - Mr Shaun Nicholls (Headteacher).

Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection Officer - Mrs Hayley Gilbride (Deputy Headteacher).

Safeguarding Governor - Mrs Maria Dawes.


Useful Safeguarding Contacts:
 1. South West Child Protections Procedures -
 2. Mr Simon White – Local Authority Designated Officer – (LADO) – 01752 307144
 3. Children’s Social Care – 01752 308600


We also have Online Safety and E-Safety links to other pages on our website for visitors who might want just that specific information.


Child Protection, Safeguarding & Managing Self Harm Policy.

Operation Encompass - Information for Parents/Carers

The Prevent Duty 


If you have a worry or concern outside of school, you can also contact the Plymouth Gateway service on 01752 668000 or by emailing

When is it safe to leave your child home alone?

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Call the NSPCC & O2 Online Safety Helpline.

'If you have a question about parental controls or concern about a social network your child uses, expert advisors at our free helpline are here to help'.

0808 8005002



Social Networking Help For Parents Of 8-10 year olds.

CEOP - Click the logo for advice on how to report a concern about online activity.


Video Games Rating.

Any physical game sold in this country must, by law, have a PEGI rating. Additionally, Google, PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox all voluntarily enforce a rating for games sold online for their systems.

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