You can also visit our 'Useful Links' page for information on support services, events, forums, conferences, youth groups and more. Or visit our Sign of the Week archive to view our signing video clips week by week.
Important information, change to holiday dates 19/20: The government has changed the date/day of the 2020 Early May Bank holiday from Monday 4/5/20 to Friday 8 May, 2020 (click here to view the school calendar for 19/20).
Welcome to our school community!
Welcome to the section of our website designed especially for parents and carers of students at Hazelbeck School. It’s important to us that you know what is going on in school and that you have a chance to share in the life of our school community.
We aim for this section to be as useful and informative as possible. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments.
Parental Link Worker Our Parental Link Worker is Saika Shaheen. She can be contacted by telephone between 9.30 and 2.30 each day on 01274 777107 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Care and Therapy Team The Personal Care and Therapy Team is a key contact point with parents about medical and other care needs of pupils. They are Sue Wilkin (Manager), Angie Mawson and Julie Rabeche. They can be contacted by email or telephone during the school day (see contact details above.)
To inform us that your child is absent:
Telephone: 01274 777107 - Saika Shaheen.
Absence Text: 07860 002507, Absence Email: email@example.com
Please refer to our Medical Advice Booklet for advice on when you should send your child to school or keep them at home, plus tips that will help you to ensure your child is in school as often as possible.
To contact us for other reasons:
By telephone: 01274 777107 – If you wish to speak to a class teacher please be prepared to leave a message because they will be teaching and will get back to you later. We have a switchboard system so please leave a message if the telephone isn’t answered - we will get back to you.
By email: You can contact school to let us know about any other information on firstname.lastname@example.org. The message will be passed on to the appropriate person who will get back to you.
We hold monthly coffee mornings for parents and carers – everyone is welcome. Please see the What’s on page of the website for dates. Sometimes we invite a speaker to share information, while other coffee mornings are times to catch up and share experiences with other parents and carers. This year we have organised information sessions about Makaton, school lunches and autism to name but a few.
We are very grateful to the group of parents who work with us to raise funds for the school; this help us to buy extra resources and items of specialist equipment. If you would like to join this group please contact Saika Shaheen on 777107 or come along to a coffee morning and register your interest.
Each Friday afternoon at 2.35pm we hold an Assembly for the whole school. All parents and carers are warmly invited to join us. The Assembly is led by a different base each week, and it is a chance to show what they have learned or to share something that they believe is important. We also hand out any Achievement Certificates and join with the choir to sing our school song. It’s a great way to end the week!
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Home school transport is organised for many pupils through the Local Authority. Pupils are supported by escorts when travelling to and from school.
Please let transport know whenever your child is not able to attend school or any other time you do not need transport, for example if you bring your child into school or pick up your child yourself directly from school. Transport tel: 01274 385581
Tours of Hazelbeck
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Campus Uniform Voucher Policy
Your child’s safety is of paramount importance to us all and we are obliged to work within very clear procedures (see links below).
All members of school staff have enhanced DBS clearance and have undertaken child protection training.
Visitors to school are required to confirm their identity, sign in and wear a visitor badge.
By law school is required to refer concerns to the Children’s Social Care Services Department. This procedure is intended to protect children. When we refer a concern about a pupil to the Children’s Social Care Services Department we are requesting that further enquiries take place and that any necessary help and support is provided.
There are four Named Persons for Child Protection in school, led by the Head of School, Beth McPhail. Paul Hill, a Director of the Board, is our Child Protection Governor.
If you have any concerns regarding child protection please contact school and speak to Beth McPhail. in the first instance.
Useful links and documents:
Beckfoot Trust Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy
Hazelbeck safeguarding/attendance information
Department for Education - Keeping Children Safe in Education
Get Safe Online
National Online Safety guides