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Safety of our pupils

The safety of our pupils is paramount in everything we do here at South Parade.

 

School grounds

No smoking in any form is permitted 

No bikes or scooters allowed on the playground

No dogs allowed

 

Parking

We ask that parents show consideration at all times for the safety of pupils when parking outside school. We have had incidents where parents have been unable to walk to school with prams, younger children etc. because of unsafe and inconsiderate parking. We must ensure that our children and parents feel safe to cross roads when they come to school and when they leave at the end of the day. 

We also ask that parents respect our neighbours. We have had incidents where people have parked in a way that has blocked driveways and neighbouring streets. 

Please feel free to use the car park at the Prince of Wales pub or at Malagor and then walk the short distance to school.

 

Safer schools

Mr. Argent, our Premises Manager alongside Mrs. Peace, Head Teacher have been leading the way across the Local Authority in their roles on the Safer Schools Forum. 

At our school we have procedures in place for both evacuation and invacuation.

 

Evacuation

Should we need to evacuate the school building for any reason, for example a fire, we have procedures in place where all staff, pupils and visitors know exactly where to assemble and through which exit. We carry out evacuation practice on a regular basis. Mr. Argent also does a test on the fire alarm every Monday. Should the need arise for us to evacuate the building and move further away than our regular assembly point, we do have an agreed assembly point to go to. 

 

Invacuation

We also have procedures in place for invacuation. There are two procedures that we have in place in this instance.

1. Where the children are outside and have to enter the building in an emergency. Procedures are in place which we have practised and all children, staff and visitors are aware of these. 

2. Where the children are inside in classrooms and need to be invacuated further inside the school and out of sight. Again, procedures are in place which we have practised. 

 

We do hope that we do not have to operate any of our procedures but we are prepared if the need did arise. We would aim where possible to communicate with parents through text message and would ask that parents do not contact school. 

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