Special Educational Needs

Ensuring our children are safe and that their individual needs are met is our key responsibility. We work as a whole school team to develop children's awareness and understanding of being safe and we make the provision for children with special education needs and disabilities a top priority across the school. Below are the staff who have a key responsibility for these areas.

Mrs Short
Safeguarding Lead


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At United Learning we aim to ensure that all pupils receive a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum, regardless of any personal, educational, social, physical or other difficulties. United Learning is committed to providing a curriculum and teaching which: 

a) effectively provides for subject matter appropriate for the ages and aptitudes of pupils including those pupils with a statement; 

b) all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs, have the opportunity to learn and make progress. 

Our policy is that all pupils, including those with learning difficulties or disability or with Special Educational Needs (pupils with a statement), have access to all aspects of the curriculum and the extra-curricular programme as far as is reasonably possible. Pupils may have learning difficulties or disability or Special Educational Needs, either throughout, or at any time during, their school career and schools are required to ensure that curriculum planning and assessment for its pupils takes account of the type and extent of the difficulty experienced by the pupil.

Please use the link below to download our Special Educational Needs Policies. To request paper copies, please speak to the office.

Click here to view our Assessibility Policy.                  


Safeguarding children and young people means protecting them from abuse or neglect, getting the right support in place as early as possible and creating an environment in which children and young people feel safe and healthy.Ensuring our children are safe is our key responsibility. We work as a team to develop children's awareness and understanding of being safe. If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child in school or in the community, you can speak to Mrs Short or Mrs Whitehead in school or send them an email. 

If you would like to meet with either of our safeguarding officers, please visit the office to make an appointment.

At Abbey Hey we take the welfare of children in our care very seriously. Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line the the KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN EDUCATION document and have taken part in 'PREVENT'.

Please use the link below to download our Safeguarding Policies. To request paper copies, please speak to the office.

For the best interests of all our children we use the following safeguarding measures:

Cause for Concern
Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the School Safeguarding Officer(s) using a written proforma. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible, as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset, persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’ concerns.


All lateness and absences are recorded by the School Administrative Assistant, Mrs Bowcock. Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the Safeguarding Team can be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continues, the school will refer to the Attendance Officer.

A child may be at risk of harm if they do not attend school regularly or are consistently late.  Safeguarding and child protection will be considered in all instances.

Internet Safety

It is very important that everyone stays safe whilst online. The internet is a great place to learn and communicate with other people. If you have any concerns about anything online please speak to a relative or teacher. We have provided a link to the CEOP site on our school website, it is packed full of information for children and parents / carers.

Please use the link below to download our E-Safety Policy. To request a paper copy, please speak to the office.

Over recent years, the use of technology in both school and the home has increased greatly. Whilst this has massive positive impacts on learning, there are risks associated with children using the internet more widely and for that reason we place great importance on the teaching of e-safety at school. Children are taught about e-safety in their Computing lessons from when they first start school and we develop their knowledge and understanding as they move further up the school. Whilst we do all that we can to ensure the safety of children on the internet, it's essential that parents continue this at home. We have a Parent's Zone for staying safe online with advice and information for what you can do at home as well as a Children's Zone with links to useful websites for children to develop their understanding of how to stay safe online. To visit either page, please click the link below.

To find out more about what we're learning about e-safety in school, see our e-safety page.

If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety, please click the image below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:

Useful Links

E-Safety - Keeping Safe Online

Specialist site for children aged 5 to 7 dealing with Internet and computer safety. 

Child Friendly Search Engines

Bullying UK 

ChildLine UK 

Anti-Bullying Alliance

Parentline Plus

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