Keeping safe is priority for us all. Even when we believe our youngest children are safe, they may well not be if the parental controls and recommended filters have not been installed or applied. When children search online and watch content using sites such as, ‘youtube’ it is important to have all the safety nets in place. We advise parents to install content filters and apply parental controls on all devices that our young children have access to. If you would like any support on this, please contact me (Ms Mary) and I will put you in touch with our ICT teachers to help.
To ensure our children keep safe while outdoors, please remember to send your child to school with a hat and water bottle each day. We recommend for children to apply sunscreen of SPF30+ before school to protect them from the sun whilst playing outside. Please note, children do not spend prolonged periods outdoors whilst at school and are reminded to play in the shade when on the playground.
For safety reasons, balls brought from home are not permitted on the sports pitch. Before school, teachers will provide the balls and bibs when they are supervising from 7:45am and will allow 20 children on the pitch at one time. After school from 2:50pm, no balls are allowed on the sports pitch.
We thank you for following these rules to keep everyone safe at school.
End of Day Procedures
We would like to remind all parents that school identification badges must be shown and worn at all times when on any of our three campuses (including weekend and evening events). If not, you will be asked for some form of identity and be required to wear a visitor’s badge.
If you are collecting a child without the child’s ID card, you will need to visit Reception for a ‘Permission to leave slip’ before collecting your child from the classroom and exiting the campus together. Please note, once your child has been handed over to you at pick up time (both after school and after clubs), the responsibility of your child has also been handed over to you.
We thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students and school site safe and secure.
Health and Safety
As in all major cities petty crime does occur, as a reminder to all of us please always take care of your personal belongings, especially when walking across roads and along the pavements.
Safeguarding at school – it’s everyone’s responsibility
It is every parent’s wish to capture memorable moments on camera of their child at school either performing in an assembly, on their birthday or simply playing with their friends on the playground before the start of the school day. Any photos that are taken by parents on personal devices must be kept private. They must not be shared publicly on social media or between non-family members such as, other parents in the school. By following these guidelines, we ensure our BIS safeguarding policy is adhered to and that our children are kept safe.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
If, during your visit to school, you have any reason to be concerned about the safety of a young person, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Leader.
I would like to invite all of you to join Ms Dee and myself on Thursday 21st March when we will host our termly headteachers’ coffee morning. We will be taking the theme of ‘Quality Assurance’. As school leaders, how do we know we are providing an education of the highest quality? We will be sharing the procedures we have in school, and more about the external accreditations that we have from the British Schools Overseas (BSO) Inspectorate and the Council of International Schools (CIS) accreditation process.
Also, next Wednesday, we have visitors (one of whom is Ms Sue, who some of you will remember) in school who will be carrying out our annual health and safety audit and we would like to share with you what they report.
Have a lovely weekend.
Ian Battersby, Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus