Safer Schools

Our school is a 'Safer School'

West Mercia Police and Shropshire Council support our school with the Safer School initiative. We are an accredited ‘Safer School’ and proud of our Safer School sign and certificate. The accreditation is reviewed every two years.

The initiative is a holistic, practical and realistic approach to school security and personal safety. It gives our school a clear focus on the subject and turns a negative subject into a positive one. It sets a minimum standard for school security.

The essential elements of the 'Safer School' process include:-

  • Consulting parents/carers and pupils/students for their views and updating them on any progress.
  • Publicity of Safer Schools to school staff, pupils, school neighbours, parents and prospective parents.
  • Establishing a Safer School Group. This Safer School Group is a partnership of school stakeholders – Headteacher/Deputy, staff, governors, parents, pupils, neighbours, Shropshire Council and West Mercia Police.
  • Regularly reviewing and implementing good practice and essential security/safety measures for staff, pupils, the site and assets.
  • Educating pupils through the Personal, Social, Health and Economic curriculum programme or the Safer School folder.
  • A daily procedure for recording incidents should they occur i.e. trespass, burglary, theft, anti-social behaviour, vandalism, arson, suspicious activity etc., both during school hours and out-of hours.  
  • Solving real problems rather than perceived problems. Prioritising work (if any) and reviewing action.
  • If there are security issues i.e. vandalism, anti-social behaviour etc., the intention of the initiative is to reduce/eliminate the issues.
  • Implementing a policy that the governors have adopted.

Please find links to our Safer School Certificate, Policy Statement and Parent and Pupil Survey outcomes below. 

 

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Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Thankfulness'.

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will." I Thessalonians 5:18

In school we will be:

Exploring the concept of thankfulness and how this relates to our school value of Community.

Encouraging pupils to further develop a thankful attitude.

Exploring how we can show thanks.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.