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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 and store them securely in a locker. 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 school building is enclosed by our security fence. There are two fire exit doors at the front of the school building, which can only be opened with a fob that only school staff have.

Upon entering the door to the main office, there is no access into school as there is a door that is fob activated.

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 9.00.

We also have a member of staff at each of the pupil entrances to school. Once the external gates are locked, the doors the children entered through are also locked.

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, including Tiger Cubs (Private two year old provision). 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 are handed over to an approved adult. Pupils in Y3-6 are allowed to walk home, if we have signed confirmation of this arrangement. Teachers in Y3-6 have an end-of-day register that they tick to confirm that pupils who are collected have been handed over to an approved adult. The above information applies to after-school clubs.

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

Car Park Barrier

Parents/Carers are not allowed to enter the car park to drop-off or collect pupils. The following people are allowed access:

  • School staff.
  • Blue Badge Holders.
  • Pre-arranged taxis.
  • Deliveries.

Disabled Parking

For children with a disability, there is a parking space that parents or carers can access to assist their child into school safely.

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.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.