Special Education Needs
Please direct any queries you have to our key staff:
Headteacher- Barbara Young
Alison Rowbotham – Assistant Headteacher SENDCo
Please see below our SEN policy and other relevant documents:
Abbey Meadows is committed to developing a strong partnership with parents, carers and the wider community. This provides a good basis for understanding and resolution when things appear to go wrong. Wherever possible we would strongly recommend that you speak to your class teacher or the head teacher where appropriate. In most cases, this will normally set things right.
If you consider that a formal complaint is the best way for you to address an issue with us the complaints leaflet and form shown below will be of assistance.
The school has a wide range of policies and procedures drawn from guidance and good practice established across the UK and reviewed on a periodic basis by the school and approved by the Headteacher and governing body
The following documents are available to download.
Abbey Meadows Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding committment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and procedures model those proposed by Cambridgeshire County Council, for the safety of all. On occasion our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Barbara Young (Headteacher) and the Designated Persons (DP) are Clare Hetherington (Deputy Headteacher), Alison Rowbotham (Assistant Headteacher and SENDCo) and Sam Woods (Year 2 teacher).