Safety

E-safety advice and websites

The Internet is an essential element in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. The school provides pupils with clear and concise advice on how to remain safe while using the internet.  Although we provide a comprehensive package of strategies to protect the children at school we are fully aware of the dangers facing them in the unrestricted environment outside school.  All parents/carers have a legal responsibility to safeguard their children when using online devices and there is no need for a technical understanding to help your children keep safe.  The school has regular CEOP led workshops for pupils and parent/carers to advise about safe Internet and mobile phone/tablet usage.  For some helpful hints and tips to ensure your child is safe online please visit the ‘think u know’ website.  

For more information visit one of the following links

 

 think-you-know-logo police.uk

 

 

 Risk Assessment

All activities involving pupils both on the school site and during off-site visits are risk assessed by the adult in charge.  Staff assess the hazards, give a risk rating and how they will control and manage the hazards to ensure all children remain safe.  The school adheres to the correct adult pupil ratio for all off-site visits and staff undertake a comprehensive pre-visit risk assessment before any residential.

Bikeability

Bikeability is cycling proficiency for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.  Bikeability sessions are offered to pupils during their time at school.  This is normally delivered to pupils in Year 6.

Road Safety

Staff remind children of the hazard relating to traffic and model safe crossing of the road.  When escorting children, staff wear hi-visibility jackets.

Stranger Danger

School works with local community police officers who remind our children of the potential danger of strangers.

Fire Safety

Officers lead an interactive session with pupils and ‘Blaze’ the bear at the end of October each year to remind children of the dangers associated with fire and fireworks.

Safer Recruitment

Our school is fully committed to safe recruitment practices.  On every interview panel at least one member has completed the NCSL safer recruitment training.  All posts are subject to an enhanced level enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service check.  We follow recommendations from Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board.