It is important that our parents, staff, students and governors all know what is expected of them to ensure that The Abbey is an inclusive, safe and friendly learning environment.
As part of the David Ross Education Trust, we are committed to delivering their policies and procedures. These can be found at:
As an academy serving our local community, it is also important that we have our own policies as well that meet the specific needs of our students and parents. You can view these at the left-hand side of the page.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all the children in our care and have a team trained in Safeguarding.
The Abbey CE Academy's recruitment and selection procedures identify that all adults working with children have an enhanced DBS disclosure. This is to ensure that all unsuitable people are prevented from working with children.
We have robust procedures for admitting anyone into the school who will work with children and any visitor without a DBS (formally CRB) certificate, including parents, is accompanied at all times.
All visitors are provided with safeguarding information, which outlines the procedure for reporting any concerns they may have.
Anyone witnessing a disclosure or feeling concerned is directed to immediatly fill in one of the school's internal Cause for Concern forms and return it to one of the DSLs as soon as possible.
Please see our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy for more detail about recognising the signs of abuse and the procedures to follow.
If you are a parent and you are worried about any child:
If you have concerns about any child, whether a pupil at The Abbey or not, then you should contact the County Child Protection Contact Centre (MASH Team) on 0330 126 1000 (option 1). You can do this anonamously if you prefer.
If you are unsure about contacting them, please do ask for advice from one of our DSLs who will be able to support you.
Meet our Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Mr Matthew Reetz (Executive Headteacher)
Mrs Jane Wade (Associate Headteacher)
Mrs Glenda Gillett (Family Support Worker)