Security & Discipline
Our policy is to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work for all pupils and staff. In addition to provide such information, training and supervision as they need for this purpose. We also accept our responsibility for the health and safety of other people who may be affected by our activities. A policy of risk assessment is in operation in the school. We believe in a well-disciplined school with children learning to respect each other and all adults in school with whom they come into contact. They are taught to be honest, reliable and punctual.
Security of pupils during the school day is of paramount importance. At 9.00am each morning the school doors (front and back) will be “locked” and entry for visitors is only possible through the main entrance. The main school door will also be “locked” with entrance gained only by an electronically operated system. There is a separate entrance to the Early Years Unit. At playtime there are always members of staff on duty. At lunchtime, midday supervisors are responsible for the well being of the children. The Headteacher carries out lunchtime supervision whenever possible. For fire safety reasons all doors can be opened easily from the inside. Fire drills take place each term. Risk assessment procedures concerning Health and Safety matters are undertaken regularly according to Health and Safety and LEA Policy. The school keeps an accident book and all accidents are investigated. Staff are regularly trained in First Aid. Our Health and Safety Policy is available on request. The school has CCTV that is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Whether in the classroom, on the playground or in the dining hall pupils are required to show the kind of behaviour that would be expected by a responsible parent. The school expects all pupils to:-
Address members of the teaching and associate staff and visitors courteously and respectfully and follow instruc- tions.
Show consideration for the needs and feelings of other pupils; keep hands, feet, objects and unkind words to them- selves.
Take a pride in the appearance of the school building and grounds.
Pupils who do not respond to directives stipulated by the class teachers or lunchtime supervisors are reported to the Headteacher. It is the policy of the school to involve parents in disciplinary procedures at an early stage. The school believes in praising all aspects of a child’s development through the Behaviour Policy within the school and an incentive award system is in operation to support this. The school operates a “Good to be Green” system. All children start with a green card and the vast majority will remain on green and receive rewards and incentives. If a child misbehaves in line with our expectations, they will receive a yellow card after two warnings. Behaviour will be dis- cussed and expectations set and encouraged for the child to move back to green. If they continue to misbehave they will receive a red card and further consequences will take place. Parents are informed at a red card stage.