Parents should be aware that all schools are required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Headteacher is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board and inform the Social Services of the concern. We have access to a comprehensive range of professional support services. If you are worried about a child, you can report a concern on the school website
All visitors enter through the main front door into the secure lobby where they are received by School Office staff. When appropriate they are required to sign the visitors’ book and may then be allowed access to the school. The book is a security record and a health & safety requirement.
No unauthorised access is allowed to the playgrounds and you are asked to report to the Office unless you are delivering your child to, or collecting your child from school.
Everyone is asked to remain vigilant and to report promptly any dangerous or suspicious activity in and around school, observed at any time. Anyone who has a concern about safety or security in and around school should speak to Mrs Taylor, any other member of staff or to a governor.
Health & Safety
We regularly undertake risk assessments throughout the school.
We have regular fire drills so that everyone knows what to do in case of fire.
Aspects of health & safety are taught as in PSHCE and across other curriculum areas.
Parents are reminded that they are responsible for their child’s safe journey between home and school. However, we expect standards of good and safe behaviour to be maintained on the journey to and from school. Any breach of the Highway Code or any unsafe behaviour or failure to follow the instructions of the crossing warden will be treated as a breach of school rules.
There is a crossing patrol, before and after school, on the busy A6 crossing and there is a pelican crossing nearby. Children will be instructed periodically, as part of the National Curriculum, in Road Safety and the use of the crossing patrols provided. Close liaison between the patrol operations and school will be maintained. During school timetabled activities, children will be supervised by staff who will act in loco parentis. The patrol is not available for children staying after school for clubs and activities.