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.
Meet the Care Staff
John Gregory — Interim Lead for Residential Care Worker
- 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
- I enjoy working and looking after my family.
- My hobbies include washing my car, cooking, and baking cakes, gardening.
- I love to spend time with my family and friends.
- I like going to music concerts and the theatre.
Feedback from residential OFSTED inspection: 29th November – 1st December 2021
Overall experiences and progress of children and young people: good
”The residential provision gives children a home-from-home experience. The children said that staying at the school is like being in a family, and they enjoy spending time with each other. The children spoke with pride about the residential provision and the staff who work with them. Residence is seen as an important and integral part of the school. Effective partnership working between school staff and residential staff ensures that the children have good-quality support and care which enable them to progress socially, emotionally and educationally.”
”Staff support the children to develop independent living skills. Through house meetings and speaking to the independent visitor, children asked if they could add to the range of independence tasks. The tasks now include budgeting, shopping and cooking and more domestic tasks. This further increases the opportunities for children to develop these skills and helps children to see that staff act on their views and requests.”
”The staff recognise and support children’s mental health needs. A local mental health team is now based at the school and children have been able to access their services. A member of staff said that the service is invaluable as the school does not need to go through a referral process for children to have a drop-in session, and the team offers instant advice and strategies for staff to use. Staff can make referrals for more in-depth intervention as needed.”
How well children and young people are helped and protected: good
”Children said that they feel safe at the school and that there are education staff and residential staff they can talk to if they are worried or upset. Information reminding children how to complain is readily available to them.”
”Staff are knowledgeable about safeguarding and responding to and reporting concerns to the DSL. All staff have completed appropriate training. Regular safeguarding discussions are held between residential staff. This information sharing helps to safeguard the children.”
”The children know and understand the staff’s expectations of their behaviour. Staff appropriately challenge unwanted behaviours, following children’s care plans. During the inspection, children were observed interacting well with each other.”
The effectiveness of leaders and managers: good
”School and residential staff hold the headteacher in high regard. Staff spoke about the positive impact that the headteacher has had on the school, and said that they feel involved and valued as members of staff.”
”The senior leadership team is committed to the children’s welfare and helping them to make progress. Leaders and managers encourage an ethos of aspiration, pride, and a sense of achievement throughout the school. All senior members of staff know and understand the children’s individual needs and personalities.”
Ofsted residential reports:
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