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At Priory school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students.  We will ensure that children are safe, feel safe and are helped to learn to be safe. 

Miss Howells

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Assistant Headteacher: Personal Development & Welfare

Suzanne howells

Mrs Iveson 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Safeguarding Manager

Bridie iveson

For any Safeguarding concerns out of hours please contact:

SPoA (Single Point of Advice) on 01323 464 222 Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Out of hours, with serious concerns that cannot wait until the next working day, contact the Emergency Duty Service 01273 335 906 or 01273 335 905 Monday to Thursday 5pm to 8.30am and Fridays, weekends and bank holidays after 4.30pm to 8.30am.

Email: 0-19spoa@eastsussex.gov.uk

Parent Forum - Safeguarding presentation 23rd November 2023

Online safety

The school believes that it is vital to give parents and carers access to useful resources so that they can help keep their children safe online.  Online safety is a safeguarding issue rather than a technical issue - it is more about parenting and communication skills than technology.  Please click here to read more about online safety at Priory.  


The Wellbeing Hub from Teen Tips Wellbeing Hub Logo FINAL

Ensuring the wellbeing of our students is a top priority at Priory School. That's why we're excited to offer you complimentary access to The Wellbeing Hub, crafted by Teen Tips, renowned experts in child and adolescent mental health.

What is The Wellbeing Hub? An interactive online portal tailored to meet your child's social and emotional needs, providing invaluable resources and support for our entire school community. Watch a welcome video here.

Register now: Simply click on the link, and you will be asked to set up an account and will receive a welcome email. Once you have registered, you can access all materials.

Your Membership Benefits:

· Monthly webinars featuring expert-level speakers on various topics

· Complete Parenting Teens and Parenting 2-12’s audio & video courses

· Weekly resources: podcasts, articles, tips, and more

· Monthly live Q&A with a child & adolescent psychotherapist

· Career Advice: articles, tips, and the Inspiring Futures podcast series

· Q&A library

· Self-Care: The A to Z of wellbeing, Your Stories, Talking Points

· Access to specialist help and support

For any access queries, contact the team at info@teentips.co.uk.  We are really pleased to be able to provide this enhanced level of pastoral support. We hope you find The Wellbeing Hub beneficial for your family and we welcome your feedback.


Health and Wellbeing

Below are links to external information and advice on a variety of issues. The aim is to:

•    Provide parents with practical advice, guidance and support on areas of concern that sometimes cause anxiety or stress when supporting their teenager.
•    Provide students with practical advice on how to support themselves and where to seek additional support.

Some of the links are to websites that provide their own advice and guidance; other links are to articles that may be of interest that are linked to the subject matter.



Anxiety BC - OCD support

Teenshealth - 5 ways to deal/help with anxiety


BullyingUK - advice on bullying, cyberbullying, support for students, parents and schools

Bullying.org - downloadable app to overcome bullying

Caring for someone

Care for the carers

East Sussex Young Carers - contact details and 16+ online referrals

Drinking and drugs

FRANK - information about drugs, help and advice

Nacoa - information and support for everyone affected by parents drinking

Addaction - support and advice from the UK's leading drug, alcohol and mental health charity

Eating disorders

Mayo Clinic - tips to protect your teen

Beat Eating Disorders - information and contact details

NHS Choices - information and warning signs

Teenshealth - information

General wellbeing and advice


The Mix - contact number, 1-2-1 chat and crisis messenger, Chathealth – text message number 07507332473

Rise Above - exam stress

Open for Parents - parenting teenagers section

Text your nurse - confidential advice

Mediation Plus - mediation, conflict resolution and training

Good diet and nutrition

Nutritionist Resource - information and tips

Healthy packed lunches advice :


British Nutrition Foundation

Food - A Fact Of Life


Health and wellbeing

Young Minds - how to cope with mental health support

Childline - advice on numerous topics

Citizens Advice

Health During Lockdown

Mental health, resilience and mindfulness

Students Against Depression - information and asks students how they are feeling

Time To Change - personal stories

E-Motion - online counselling

NHS - mental healthline

Samaritans - support line

Sudden Bereavement - support line and advice

Online safety

See our page all about online safety here

CEOP - online sexual abuse or concerns with online communication

UK Safer Internet Centre - information about the internet and advice



Educate Against Hate - resources on safeguarding children from radicalisation

Lets Talk About It - preventing young people from becoming terrorists


Self Harm UK - what is self-harm?

Psych Central - helping your child reduce self-harming behaviour

NSPCC - self-harming - positive parenting tips

NHS - getting help

Samaritans - support line

Sexual health, sexuality and puberty

NHS Choices


Allsorts Youth Project - groups

Depend - support for those transitioning and for family and friends

Brook - sexual health and wellbeing information

The Circle Room - sexual health clinic

Childline - transgender support and gender identity

Exams stress


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