Ashton West End Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.


Our Safeguarding Team: 

  • Miss Pizuti (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
    • Ms Barnett, Mrs Beswick, Ms Walton and Mrs Perry (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads) 

Within school, Miss Higginson is our learning mentor and is available every day to discuss worries and concerns with your child. Mrs Perry (Becky) and Ms Walton (Tracey) are our pastoral leads and work with children and their families every day to give them the help and support they need.  

Our team can be contacted via the school office and we are also on hand in the playground at the beginning of everyday. For more information about safeguarding please visit our ‘policies’ page which has its on tab on the left of the screen. 



Child Protection Policy 2023-2024

Accessibility Plan 2023

Online Safety Policy March 2024

Pastoral Care Policy 2023-24


Operation Encompass 

Operation Encompass is the process used to inform or report to schools, prior to 9.00 a.m. the following school day, when the police have attended an incident in which a child or young person has been involved in or been exposed to an incident of domestic violence or abuse. The information is given to a trained ‘Key Adult’ within the school. The child can then be supported with silent or overt support. 

There is a link to the Operation Encompass Website below or you can speak to a key adult via the school office. 

Key Adult: Miss Pizuti 
Deputy Key Adult: Ms Barnett 

Link to Operation Encompass Website: