As a school, we commit to keeping safety as a top priority. We believe a safe school links with an overall positive environment, which enables our staff and students to succeed to their fullest potential and develop a lifelong love of learning.
Our aim is for everyone within our school community to feel respected and safe at all times. Below sets out some of our key priorities that instill the notion of ‘safety is our first priority’, with the understanding that everyone has a role to play and be supported at the same time.
SAFEGUARDING and promoting the welfare of children is a fundamental priority for us, and we believe it is everyone’s responsibility to uphold this stance. Our guiding principle throughout is that of ‘the best interests of the child’. If there are any matters that concern you, please speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads who are present across all campuses.
APPROACHABLE staff are there to help. If you have any questions, our front desk receptionists will be able to address these or direct you to the appropriate member of staff.
FIRST AID AND MEDICAL CARE are considered paramount at our setting. Nurses are based across all sites and key staff are also first aid trained. Should assistance be required, our front desk receptionist can call for help.
EMERGENCY situations are accounted for as part of our overall health and safety measures. Fire & Evacuation Drills/Lockdown and overall risk assessment procedures routinely take place. In the event of an emergency evacuation, leave via the nearest and safest exit to the assembly point. For lockdown, follow instructions of a staff member.
TEACHING AND LEARNING is at the core of what we do, and our Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education programme addresses vital aspects of health and safety. The aim is for students to develop skills and attributes centred around ‘health and wellbeing’, ‘relationships’ and being prepared to ‘live in the wider world’. Our Secondary School Counsellor is a crucial member of our school team who can support or advise us within the realms of social/emotional wellbeing and safety for our students.
YOU MATTER and your views are important to us. If you have feedback about any aspects of the school, please share these with us. We are keen to work in partnership with all community members and ensure feedback is embedded within our overall approach.