Safety at School

Visitors (including parents and carers)

All visitors must enter school via the main office. All visitors must sign in electronically immediately upon entering the school building.

 

Mobile Phones

All visitors are required to switch their mobile phones off upon entering the school building. Staff are only allowed to use their mobile phone in the Staff Room and must keep their phones in their locker during the school day, aside from designated break times.

 

Security

The  building is designed to ensure full safeguarding of our pupils once they enter the school building. Nursery and reception have a separate entrance which is controlled by a security release system via CCTV systems within the building. Once Y3/4 and Y5/6 pupils have entered the grounds via the side gate off the plaza, the gate will be locked and this forms the secure boundary for the rest of the day.

Internally, all zones are entered via fob release systems and a full realm of fire safety exits and systems.

If you need to enter the building at any time during the school day, please report to the main office first where the school business manager will let you in. As you leave please make sure doors are secure behind you. In case of emergency, all staff can open these doors from the inside.

 

School Gates

The school gates are unlocked at 8.40 each morning, with a member of staff being stationed on each one until the gates are locked at 8.55am.

We believe that this presence provides an immediate point of contact for parents and carers and allows us to Safeguard our pupils from the point that they enter our school site.

 

Fire Drills

We conduct a fire drill each term for all members of the school community. An annual health and safety audit is completed by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

 

Collection from School

Pupils are only allowed to be collected from school by an approved adult. If another adult is collecting a child from school, this must be agreed with the school in advance.

Pupils in Nursery, Reception, Y1 and Y2 to Y4 are handed over to an approved adult. Pupils in Y5-6 are allowed to walk home, if we have signed confirmation of this arrangement. T

We follow the Local Authority recommendation that primary age pupils may only be collected by responsible people aged 16 years and over. 

 

Bicycles

Footpaths should be used to reach the playgrounds. Cyclists must dismount on reaching the school site.

 

Animals

Dogs, and other animals, are not allowed on the school site, except with the permission of the headteacher. We welcome trainee dogs who are learning how to support partial sighted or hearing individuals, as well as dogs from the Police and other services. Please contact school if this is a concern.

 

Educational Visits

Educational visits are very carefully planned by teachers, in accordance with our approved Education Visits Policy. This document can be obtained from the School Office. You will be asked for your written permission to allow your child to take part in visits and activities off the school site during the year ahead. Please return it to school promptly.

 

Smoking/Alcohol

Smoking and the consumption of alcohol is not permitted on the school site.