Safeguarding at Watergate School

If you have any concern about safeguarding or child protection please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead or one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers immediately.

School staff should report their concern using our online Safeguarding System CPOMS at

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Linda Matthews
020 8695 8297


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers


 Clare Chalaye                                 Natalie Carroll                    Barbara Lambe    
 Deputy Head                                   Deputy Head                       Assistant Head   
 (Mon-Tues & Thurs-Fri)


 If you have concerns about the conduct of a member of staff contact Linda Matthews, Headteacher.

For general concerns about Safeguarding Practice – The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Kate Warren

The Chair of Governors is Sarah Hamilton

You can also report your concerns directly to the Lewisham Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub – MASH (020 8314 6660).  If you think a child may be in immediate danger call 999.

Concerns about a member of staff can be reported to the Lewisham Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 020 8314 3114 or

School Times

School Day

Mon-Fri 9.15am to 3:30pm,


Early years / Infants Lunchtime 11.45am -12.30pm

Juniors Lunchtime 12-12:45pm


School Office - Telephone: 020 8695 6555


Office Email -



Linda Matthews

Watergate School | Lushington Rd, London SE6 3WG