Parents are extremely important in the learning life of pupils.
We value very highly the input of parents.
Simply showing an interest and listening carefully to what they say about school when they are at home is very important.
We operate an 'Open Door' policy at Abbey CE Academy, which means that if there is something that affects your child’s learning that you wish to discuss, then you must come and see us straight away. We are there to help you as much as your children.
If you have any problems or queries regarding any of the information given, please contact the School Office.
At Abbey CE Academy we ensure that our pupils learn for life. Our teaching gives them the knowledge they need to prepare for their future. For example, one of the key themes in the last few years is how Christian Values are intrinsic to our lives. The children have had the opportunity to explore them through a “collapsed curriculum” day, to reflect on them during Collective Worship and to consider how they have an impact on daily life in the classroom.
There are many ways that you can also support your child learning at home. In addition to the homework they may receive each week, finding time to read with your child regularly will make a huge difference to their progress in Literacy.
The approach you take in reading with your child will vary depending on your child’s ability. This may include reading poems and stories to your child, sharing a picture book and discussing the content, asking questions about what your child has read and so on.
Abbey CE Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Providing a safe environment for all our students, staff and visitors is at the upmost importance to us.
Our Safeguarding Team
Mrs G GilletSenior Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs G Gillet
Mrs T RobertsonDSL/Principal
Mrs T Robertson
Mrs S ManningDSL/SENDCo
Mrs S Manning
Fire and Emergency Evacuation: If the fire alarm sounds, please leave the Building immediately by the nearest fire exit and assemble on the school playground.
First Aid: Please ask at reception if you need assistance.
Accidents and Incidents: Please report these to reception
Access to the Internet: All users of the school systems and Wi-Fi must comply with the school’s ICT policy. Please ask for details.
Visitors’ Toilets: These are located by the Staff room, near reception.
Parking and Disabled Access: Limited parking is available in our car park. Please park with consideration
If you have concerns about any adults in school, please refer to our whistleblowing policy’ and ‘our lockdown procedure will be announced by 9 short bells. If this should happen, please make your way to the nearest classroom and follow staff instructions
Disclosure by a child
If a student discloses information about significant harm you should:
- Tell the student that you need to tell someone else, you cannot promise confidentiality.
- Make accurate notes of what has been said by the student and pass this immediately to the designated safeguarding lead.
It is not your responsibility to investigate but to report to the designated safeguarding lead.
As a visitor to our school, either as a contractor, volunteer, supply teacher or someone that has come to work with our children in any capacity, it is important that you are aware of our safeguarding procedures.
- Please refer to the back page of this leaflet for contact details of our child protection team. Alternatively, please contact reception who can locate them for you.
- If there is any reason to suspect that a student has suffered from bullying or discrimination, or is likely to suffer significant harm, you must inform the designated safeguarding lead immediately. Our staff will follow the procedures according to the school’s safeguarding policy.
Keeping Everyone Safe
We hope that you have an enjoyable visit to Abbey C of E Academy. Our main priority is to ensure that everyone who visits is aware of their responsibilities towards making sure all young people are safe. As a visitor remember the following:
- If you are working in a 1:1 situation with a student, we must have confirmation that all the necessary safeguarding checks have been carried out including an enhanced DBS check.
- You must not have any physical contact with any student.
- You must never exchange contact details with a student or arrange to meet them outside of the school environment.
- The use of cameras and taking photographs is not permitted unless prior permission has been sought.
What is abuse?
Any form of neglect, physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment or lack of care that leads to harm or injury. It can happen to any child regardless of their age, gender, race or ability.
What is discrimination?
When people receive less favourable treatment which cannot be justified. This covers race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, disability, social class, responsibility for other dependants or where the person lives.
What is bullying?
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behaviour is repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumours, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Local Safeguarding Authority
Northamptonshire County Council 0300 126 1000 MASH
Our performance against other schools can be found via the Department for Education’s School Performance Table.
KS2 Performance Data - 2018/19
KS2 Results Over Time
Ofsted & Parent View
Our latest Ofsted report can be found here.