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Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School

We plant the seeds and help them grow





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 –


  • prevent unsuitable people working with our children through rigorous recruitment
  • ensure all staff are well trained with regard to safeguarding
  • have in place the right policies and procedures, which are shared with all staff and governors, taking advice from bodies such as the LA and DFE
  • promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice
  • work in partnership with parents, carers and families
  • listen to our children and take seriously what they tell us
  • identify when there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe: both at home and within the school
  • have high expectations of behaviour and conduct within the whole school community
  • give our children the opportunities to learn about keeping themselves safe


All our staff are responsible for the well-being of all children but some staff have specific roles such as the staff 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.


The Designated Safeguarding Team at Haydon Abbey School and 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 must share your concerns with appropriate member of staff immediately


  • If you are unable to locate a member of the school’s safeguarding team, please ask the school office team and they will be able to help you


Trained Safeguarding Leads:

If you have a concern and would like to speak to a member of the safeguarding team  please ring the school office or choose Option 2 Pastoral Team