Safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing

Sport in School

Sport and physical activity are crucial elements in a child's development and at West Wittering we place a great emphasis on them. All pupils are encouraged to participate and we take an inclusive approach to sport and physical activity. We are actively involved in many inter-school competitions and tournaments throughout the year and our pupils have enjoyed great success in these.

The School Governers are committed to seeing continued investment in our sporting facilities and making the best use of the funding that we receive for this purpose. You can read more detail on how we plan to spend our govenrment funding for P.E. in our Plan for PE.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure check is required for all who work and volunteer within the school, and, in line with Ofsted expectations and recommended good practice, a single central register is held.  We have a Child Protection Policy which sets out our approach to these issues.

Safer Recruitment procedures are followed rigorously.

Health and Well-Being

The emotional and physical welfare of all the children in our care is very important, and this is addressed through a range of strategies, including robust health and safety systems, effective communication with parents and other agencies, and sensitive planning of Personal, Social and Emotional Development lessons.

We encourage any parent concerned about the well-being of their child, either in the classroom or the playground, to talk to the classteacher, or Headteacher.

Medicines can be orally administered by a specific member of staff but this can only be done with prior written consent.  A medical consent form can be obtained from the school office.  This must be completed and agreed before medicine can be administered.

There are several members of our school community who have nut allergies, and for this reason we maintain a strict ‘no nuts’ policy.

Health and Safety

We have very robust procedures in place for all aspects of child and adult safety in and around the school.  Risk assessments are carried out and reviewed regularly, in order to minimise hazards.  

We ask that to assist us with this you please take note of the following:

No smoking on school premises

Dogs must not be brought into the school playground or field

The high play equipment is not to be used before school

Use of the high play equipment after school is only permissible if the child has a responsible adult with them who is actively monitoring their play.