At Hailey Hall we think our Residential Care provision is second to none. Our dedicated care team ensure the happiness, welfare and safety of all our boys.
We have numerous activities within school in the evenings ranging from sports such as football and swimming to ten pin bowling, cinema trips, pool club, cycling club, table tennis and ICT activities to name just a few.
Our boarders enjoy a stimulating and rewarding environment that reflects the aims of the school. We are happy to receive boarders on a short term trial basis before becoming a full time boarder. We can also accommodate day boys who wish to have extended days.
Meet the Care Staff
Stuart Newton – Head of Residential Child Care
- I am in my 20th year at Halley Hall
- I like Playstation and gaming
- I am a huge fan of Marvel and DC
- I love horror movies
- I love doing Martial Arts especially Krav Maga
- My hobbies are DJ’ing
- I have a great sense of humour and love to make others smile
- I like to take care of and look after others
- I go to the gym regularly and pump iron
- I lead North Down dormitory alongside John Gregory who is part time
John Gregory — P/Time Residential Child Care Officer
- I share the lead of North Down dormitory with the Head of Care
- I enjoy sport
- My hobbies include football and golf
- I love spending time with my family, especially my son
- I support Arsenal FC
- I love comedy and can be a bit of a joker
- I like to cook
- I like action and comedy movies
- I enjoy holidays with my family
Feedback from OFSTED – JUNE 2019
“Older children in the residential provision mentor the younger children. This creates a family environment in which any disagreements are resolved openly and honestly.”
“The staff have a positive impact on the children’s lives. The staff forge excellent relationships with parents and carers”
“The children’s views and opinions are gained through daily meetings after school. This inclusive approach means that children are involved in making choices about their care”
“Parents are positive about the residential provision. They see the value that it provides and can identify the progress that their children make. A parent said, ‘Staff are fantastic. They have really helped my child in more ways than I can explain.’ ”
“The staff understand safeguarding procedures and their responsibility to safeguard children. The head of care and the deputy are both part of the designated safeguarding team at the school. ”
“The management team has a thorough understanding of children’s plans and progress. Children’s case files are clear, concise and up to date. This ensures consistency of care.”
Feedback from Pupils
“I feel safe in boarding because it is always secure”.
“I have nothing to do at home and I like being here, its good company for me. There are good activities”.
“I am really enjoying boarding and made new friends. I enjoy the activities and being part of a little community”.
“I like boarding, I feel I can do more things. I am doing more nights and am enjoying myself”.
“ I know who the head of care is and the headteacher but they are like one family. I know they are in charge but they are just like the other staff and always listen to us.”
“ I love the food here, the chef is great , he knows what we like and takes the time to listen to us.”
“Good in all areas” – Ofsted 2019
Statement of Principles and Practice
At Hailey Hall, we aim to prepare our pupils to take their place in adult life, enabling them to think and act for themselves.
Residential Care Self-Evaluation
Currently being updated