Trinity CE Primary School continues to be awarded the Safer Schools mark in recognition of the whole school approach to making schools a safe place for everyone.
Our school is a ‘Safer School’
West Mercia Police and Shropshire Council support our school with the Safer School initiative. We are an accredited ‘Safer School’ and proud of our Safer School sign and certificate. The accreditation is reviewed every two years.
The initiative is a holistic, practical and realistic approach to school security and personal safety. It gives our school a clear focus on the subject and turns a negative subject into a positive one. It sets a minimum standard for school security.
The school has recognised the link between a successful school, pupil contentment, parent satisfaction, community involvement and the implementation of an effective risk management systems.
Through the risk management system the school intends to establish the safety and security of staff, pupils and their property as a priority. This will be achieved by monitoring activity in and around school in a structured manner. Stakeholders in the school will be fully conversant with the system and will be actively encouraged to make constructive contributions.
The school will undertake to reduce levels of anti-social and/or criminal activity through the accurate recording of incidents with specific details and locations: this will allow preventative actions to be taken in conjunction with all stakeholders.
The school has committed to developing systems which will enable staff and pupils to concentrate on the process of education, secure in the knowledge that the environment in which they are working is as safe as possible.
Work of the committee has led to:
- Secure lobby built and entrance scheme
- Introduction of 'fruit only' snacks policy to prevent litter
- Introduction of visitors badge scheme
- Improved supervision at lunchtimes
- Revised mobile phone policy
- Installation of perimeter security fencing around the site.
- Installation of more effective signage to guide visitors
- Introduction of property marking scheme
- Changes to parent lunches system
- Finger guards installed on all internal/external doors.
- Celebration of e-safety day
- Improvements to security of school playground
- Improved 'sign in' at school lobby.
- Ensure full compliance with GDPR regulations
- Marked steps clearly for site users.
- Covid-19 was managed effectively and adapted against current guidance
- Ensure portable technology devices/equipment was marked against updated property marking
- Pupil recognition of visitor protocols inc. badges post pandemic
- Improved front door security with internal fob reader
- Liaising with the Local Authority to provide better security fencing
Congratulations to Trinity C. E. Primary School on maintaining the Safer School accreditation. The school was accredited a Safer School in 2016 and recently, Mr Pittaway held a Safer School meeting to update the school’s involvement in the security/safety initiative. The Police normally attend these meetings but were unavailable for this particular meeting. We reviewed security/safety, reflected on any issues and planned for the future. An important aspect of the initiative includes involving pupils and parents/carers and the school had carried out Safer School surveys of both parent/carers and pupils. Excellent feedback from both surveys and some good constructive observations. The meeting concluded with the school receiving a new Safer School certificate. Excellent work!