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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 & Inclusions



                                                           Penny Rae - Seaton Suite

                                                           Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


                                                                   Zhenya Price - 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 –


  • Prevent unsuitable people working with our children through rigorous recruitment
  • Ensure all staff are well trained
  • Have in place the right policies and procedures, taking advice from bodies such as the LA and DFE
  • Promote safe practice and challenge poor / unsafe practice
  • Work in partnership with parents 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
  • 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 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:

Charlie Rogers         -   Deputy Safeguarding Lead & SENCO

Penny Rae               -   Child and Family Support Lead & Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Ryan Nolan              -   Child and Family Support