The Designated Safeguarding Team at Haydon Abbey School & Pre-School
All schools have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
If you have any concerns about the safety of a child within our school you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff immediately.
If you are unable to locate them please ask the school office staff and they will be able to help you. The people you should talk to within Haydon Abbey are:
Judith Ejdowski - Main Office
The Designated Safeguarding Lead & Head Teacher
Harry Hillier - Main Office
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Deputy Head Teacher
Hannah Jones - Seaton Suite
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & SENCO
Michelle Hare - Seaton Suite
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Alice Sullivan - Pre-School
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sue Powell - Governor
Designated Safeguarding Governor
At Haydon Abbey School we want our children to be happy, safe and secure and we do our best to provide a positive and caring environment in which they can thrive.
To achieve this we –
All our staff are responsible for the well being of all children but some staff have specific roles such as the staff in the Pastoral Team based in the Seaton Suite. The school has a supportive, nurturing ethos and we encourage children to talk if something is worrying them and equally hope parents feel able to talk to us too.
Seaton Suite – 01296 482 278, Option 2
Based in the Seaton Suite are:
Hannah Jones - Deputy Safeguarding Lead and SENCO
Michelle Hare - Child and Family Support Coordinator and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Penny Webb - Child Support Worker
Buckinghamshire County Council
26th September 2017
Haydon Abbey were invited to attend this event with four of our Year 6’s.
The aim of the event was to increase young people’s understanding of the harm of bullying, particularly around race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability and to enable them to implement these anti-bullying initiatives back in their schools.
Throughout the day the children attended various workshops based around identity bullying and were encouraged to talk about their own opinions and beliefs and how their own schools dealt with issues around bullying.
At the end of the day our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors were presented with a badge and signed a pledge, along with all the other children attending, that will be on show within the county council offices.
The information and understanding they have gained from this training will also be shared with our Year 6 Mind Ambassadors to help empower them all to tackle any bullying they may see in school.
“We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect”
For over 100 years Buckinghamshire Mind has been a trusted charity working to support and represent people with mental health problems living across the county by providing high quality services.
Last year Buckinghamshire Mind contacted Haydon Abbey School about a new initiative being introduced into primary schools. Already up and running in secondary schools, Mind Ambassadors are students that help and support their peers within the school environment.
Representatives from Mind came into school and spent the day training 13 of our Year 6’s. Discussing the types of mental health issues our children may be struggling with they provided them with strategies and ideas to help support other children in school – specifically during playtime.
Our ‘Mind Ambassadors’ work in pairs and are on duty every break time on both the playground and in our ‘drop-in room’. They meet weekly to discuss, as a group, any particular problems they may be finding difficult to handle.
Buckinghamshire Mind will be returning every 6-8 weeks to provide their support and any extra training that they feel or our students feel may be required.