Abbeywood Community School

Safeguarding Team

Key School Contacts

The staff below can be contacted via the main school number: 01454 862986


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sharon Beesley

Assistant Headteacher 


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Nicky Lopeman, 


Assistant Deputy Designated Safeguarding 

Karen Harding,

Behaviour Lead & Pastoral Manager

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The Pastoral Team have also completed higher level Child Protection Training and can also be contacted on 01454 862986. They are:

Paul Baxter, Head of Year 7 - 

Lisa Bamford, Head of Year 8 – 

Claire Fletcher, Head of Year 9 - 

Adela Brazil, Head of Year 10 - 

Alastair Scott, Head of Year 11 -

Sarah Phillips, Head of Year (Post 16) - 

Gemma Shafto, Director of Post 16 - (Maternity leave)

Steve Padgett, Safeguarding Governor - 


Concerned about a child?

01454 866000 Monday to Friday (South Gloucestershire)

0117 9036444 Monday to Friday (Bristol)

01454 615165 Out of hours/Weekends (Bristol & South Glos)