Safety at School
Visitors (including parents and carers)
All visitors must enter school via the main office. All visitors must sign in immediately upon entering the school building. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, only essential visitors are permitted into the school building or onto the site.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Lockdown Drills
We conduct a fire drill and a lockdown 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 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.
For children with a disability, there is a parking space that parents or carers can access to assist their child into school safely.
Footpaths should be used to reach the playgrounds. Cyclists must dismount on reaching the school site.
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 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 and the consumption of alcohol is not permitted on the school site.