Hayward's Primary School

Behaviour and Safety

Keeping Safe

‘Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, every day’.

Our first and foremost priority is to keep your child safe and healthy. Under the new OFSTED framework safeguarding is a key indicator of what constitutes a good school.


Keeping your child safe means:

  • The health and safety of all children
  • Making sure that the adults who work here have undergone safety and security checks
  • Protecting children from deliberate harm
  • Being an anti-bullying school
  • Being proactive against racist behaviour
  • Being proactive against  attempts to indoctrinate children in to any form of extremism
  • Protecting our children from harassment and discrimination
  • A positive approach to behaviour management including the use of physical intervention safely, when necessary
  • Meeting the needs of children with medical conditions
  • Providing first aid
  • Protecting children from drug and substance abuse
  • Children enjoying safe educational visits
  • Caring for children’s personal needs
  • Keeping children safe when using the internet and making sure they are aware of cyber bullying.
  • Making sure our school is secure and safe
  • Being a ‘listening school’.
  • Ensuring they know who to go in school if they have a problem


We have a Senior Designated Lead for Child Protection – this is Mrs Ruth Dixon ( Deputy Headteacher)

We also have two other staff members who are Level 3 Child Protection trained and are Deputy Designated Leads – these are Mrs Emma Summerfield (Headteacher) and Mr Ben Geale (Pastoral Leader).  Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Anna Field and Deputy Safeguarding Governor is Tony Neal.

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If you have any concerns regarding the safety or welfare of any of the children then please contact one of us in school.  If you have concerns about children outside of school hours please contact the Multi Agency safeguarding Hub (MASH team) on 0345 155 1071.

Policies and links regarding keeping children safe:


Safe Strong Free

The prevent duty

Practical advice for parents and carers on preventing abuse

Safety advice for parent, carers and children

Advice and to report a problem regarding sexual exploitation online




At Hayward’s we are passionate about children being the very best that they can be – this means through learning and in attitude and behaviour.  To this end, we work hard to foster a positive ethos which celebrates achievement and effort, promotes tolerance and respect and prepares all children for further learning and being a good citizen.

Our Positive Behaviour approach makes clear our high expectations.  Children are praised for following our Hayward’s Code and understand their rights and responsibilities.


  1. We have the right not to be bullied in any way, shape or form.

We have the responsibility not to bully others and to report any bullying we see.


  1. We have the right to feel safe in and around school.

We have the responsibility to ensure the safety of all pupils by behaving in a reasonable manner in and around school.


  1. We have the right to an education and to learn according to our ability.

We have the responsibility not to ridicule others for the way in which they learn or to disturb the learning of others.


  1. We have the right to be treated with respect by all people irrespective of age, gender, colour or status.

We have the responsibility to respect all others within our community.


  1. We have the right to express our own opinions and to be heard.

We have the responsibility to allow others to express their opinions and to be heard.


  1. We have the right to expect that our possessions will be secure in and around school.

We have the responsibility not to steal or mistreat others’ possessions and to report any theft or mistreatment we see.


  1. We have the right to choose our friends.

We have the responsibility not to force our friendship on others.


  1. We have the right to play safely without interference.

We have the responsibility not to disrupt or endanger the play of others.


When children join Hayward’s School they join one of our Hero teams – Max, Amy, Lucy, Sam or Jake.  As part of the team they can earn team points which are totalled for the term to find a team winner.  The children then get to choose a reward such as a non-uniform day, cinema afternoon, trip to the park, etc.


Children earn team points for displaying the characteristics of our Hayward’s Code- Maturity, Perseverance, Respect, Honesty and Focus.

Hero teams get together for our half termly Hero days where the children work together across the age groups on a chosen theme which promotes our school values, these have included themes such as keeping safe, anti-bullying and celebrating diversity.

Policies and links regarding behaviour: