Abbey Park First and Middle Schools had the great pleasure of receiving multi-Paralympian medallist, Rebecca Redfern, on Thursday 9th September. Despite her extremely hectic post-Paralympic schedule, Rebecca kindly agreed to visit the schools and share her experience of Tokyo and the 2021(20) Paralympics with the pupils who were keen to learn more about the inside-story of being a high-performance athlete and competing at one of the most coveted sporting events in the world. In addition to unfolding the personal and physical challenges of being a top athlete such as one intensive training session after another, Rebecca offered glimpses into the personal side of her Paralympic journey. Facing fierce competition and challenges was not exclusive to the sporting domain for Rebecca, she had to manage a range of personal commitments that included completing her university degree and being a Mum to a one year old little boy (Patrick). The pupils listened to her captivating story with all of their attention and were left inspired by the experience and the rare opportunity to meet a world-renowned Swimmer. Rebecca now has two Paralympic silver medals, one from Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021(20). Whilst she did not share what she was going to do next – all of the children are hoping for a hat-trick.
Wild About Reading
Thank you to everybody who took part in our Wild About Reading competition! Here are some of the photos that you sent in. Well done to everybody for their enthusiasm with this! Also, well done to Chloe who won a bundle of books to take home. Keep reading everybody!
A message from the Executive Headteacher
Abbey Park Federation of schools includes an outstanding pre – school, a teacher led nursery, a first school and a middle school, sharing a spacious site opposite the Abbey in the beautiful town of Pershore.
Children across the Federation are taught by inspirational, passionate staff that are relentless in their drive to ensure children make progress and are happy in their learning. All children are appropriately challenged at their level and experience a rich, varied curriculum with many enrichment and extracurricular activities and opportunities including trips abroad.
Safeguarding Children, including Child Protection, at Abbey Park Schools Federation
This school believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children.
We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or at risk of harm. We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first – unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Rebecca Scully
Deputy Safeguarding Leads, including Child Protection: Claire Mitchell, Jodie Palmer, Sue Jennings and Neil Grimshaw
Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead: Rebecca Scully
Prevent Single Point of Contact (SPOC): Rebecca Scully
Safeguarding Governor: Nick Jones
We will review our policy and procedures on an annual basis.
Are you a member of the public and worried about a child?
If you have reason to believe that a child, young person or adult is at immediate risk from harm contact the Police:
- telephone: 999
If you have any concerns about a child or young person living in Worcestershire and feel that they may be in need of protection or safeguarding contact the Family Front Door.
Staff are available Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and Fridays from 9.00am to 4.30pm.
For assistance out of office hours (weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays):
- telephone: 01905 768020