Safety

The Governors and staff work together to provide a safe environment for children and adults. We follow Surrey guidelines for Health and Safety which adhere to relevant legislation. If you wish to read our Health and Safety Policy please contact the School Office. Specific areas for parents are listed below:

Safeguarding Children

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

At this school, we recognise that your child is your responsibility and concern. We want to work in partnership with you, and we will share successes with you, and discuss with you any concerns we may have.

Since our first priority is your child’s welfare, there may be rare occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you. The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Surrey Area Child Protection Committee, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. Please click here to read our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy (Sept 18)

Online Safety

As part of the school's IT programme we will be offering pupils supervised access to the Internet. We ask for parental permission before pupils are allowed to use the Internet. Please click here to read our Online Safety Policy. /_Online Safety Policy.pdf

Please visit the Online Safety Guidance page of our website for more informartion on how to support your child at home.

Accidents in School

If a child has an accident in school, staff would adminster first aid procedures. Parents would be alerted to accidents via notes through Book Bags. For this reason parents should check Book Bags for notes each day when their child returns home.

Behaviour

Please refer to the Behaviour tab under the Learning section in this website where you will find further details and our Behaviour and Anti Bullying Policies

Safety in PE / Jewellery

We ask parents not to allow their child to wear accessories such as jewellery in school.  

In the interest of safety all jewellery must be removed before children take part in PE lessons. Earrings for pierced ears can be dangerous and any child wearing them will not be allowed to take part in PE lessons. Children wearing pierced earrings must be able to remove them by themselves. The school will not be responsible for loss of or damage to such items.

Long hair should be tied back with a suitable soft headband.  Decorated hair braids are discouraged, as these can be hazardous to children.

Soft, flexible plimsolls/trainers are used for outdoor PE. Following County guidelines, all indoor apparatus work is done in bare feet. However, plimsolls/trainers should be worn if your child contracts verrucae.  Please inform your child’s class teacher in writing if this is the case.

These rules are firmly adhered to in school for the safety of all the children concerned.

Emergency Procedures

The school operates an electronic communication system to advise parents regarding emergency closures and other vital information. Closures may occur due to fire, pandemics, storm and cold weather damage etc.  Parents are requested to supply a relevant email address and mobile telephone number for this purpose and to keep these updated as necessary. The website also gives updated information in the event of an emergency. Please see the News Section – Latest News

Broadmoor Warning System

In the event of an escape from the top security establishment in Crowthorne, the siren will sound. (Every Monday morning at 10.00am a practice siren sounds across local area.)   The school is notified by telephone immediately. For safety reasons no child will be allowed off the school site without an attendant adult. Children will remain on site until collected by an adult.  It is therefore important that we have up-to-date emergency contact numbers for parents and alternative contacts.

Parking and Cars

In the interests of safety, please show care and consideration when parking and driving near the school.  The driveway, within the gates, is not for public use and may not be used for vehicles unless authorised.

Please note: the road outside the school is a narrow residential road which serves three local schools. Congestion is a source of difficulty for all concerned. It is most important that everyone adheres to the parking restrictions for safety reasons including enabling  clear access for emergency services at all times. We ask parents to show consideration for other road users and residents and set the children an example in courtesy and respect. We would encourage parents to consider sustainable transport methods where possible.

School Gates

Parents and children should enter school through the pedestrian gates at each end of the school and use walkways. The double gates at the front of the school are for vehicular access only and there is no walkway.

Access controls are installed on all external doors to prevent unauthorised entry.

Outdoor Equipment

Outdoor play equipment is for use by pupils of the school in school time only under supervision. For safety reasons, no children may play on it before or after school.  We expect parents to uphold and reinforce this rule.

Bikes and Scooters

Riding scooters and bikes in the school grounds is not permitted. We have an area for a limited number of pupils to keep cycles during the school day. All children using this facility must have a permit which can be obtained from the school office.

Dogs

For safety reasons, dogs, other than guide dogs, are not allowed anywhere on the school site. This includes the service road immediately outside the school.

Smoking

The school has a non-smoking policy. No smoking is permitted under any circumstances in the school grounds whether during or outside school hours or on educational visits.

Please see the following sections for further information

School Meals for information on healthy eating

Medical section for information on medication and illness