GOVERNORS POLICY ON SECURITY and SAFETY The Governors and staff of

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					GOVERNORS POLICY ON SECURITY and SAFETY The Governors and staff of the school aim to provide an environment that, so far as is reasonably practicable, is safe and secure. This policy links to the “Every Child Matters” principle. This will be achieved by: • • reducing vandalism minimising • casual theft and burglary • accidental fire and arson • vehicular accidents and/or near misses/incidents on school property • ad-hoc access to the school building • unauthorised egress from the building

RESPONSIBILITIES The Governing Body shall: • • • ensure arrangements exist for security and safety measures to be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis determine expenditure priorities report annually on security to parents via the School Profile

The Headteacher shall: • • • • • implement the Security Policy and Action Plan approved by the governors and delegate responsibility where appropriate attend appropriate training i.e. Health and Safety and Fire and Risk Assessing and attend refreshers on a regular basis ensure staff have a clear understanding of and accept their particular responsibilities and reporting process take day to day operational decisions as appropriate or to be responsible where delegated consider particular risk situations such as home visits and lone working and carry out appropriate risk assessments and implement all recommendations
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provide appropriate information to pupils parents and visitors monitor and review security measures on a regular basis update the Resources and/or the Full Governing Body as appropriate on a regular termly basis and also provide feedback on breaches of the security policy and advise what actions have been put into force to prevent a similar breach re-occurring

The School Staff (teaching and non-teaching) shall: • • • • support the Headteacher in implementing the policy be clear and have understanding about their individual responsibilities report any shortcoming to a member of the school management team attend appropriate training

The Pupils, Parents and Visitors: • • are required to respect the measures taken by the school staff to improve and ensure security should be encouraged to report ideas or issues to staff and/or governors

The Local Education Authority will: • provide support and advice to school

SECURITY MEASURES (Including prevention of theft / damage) • All visitors, including governors and contractors on site, are guided by external signs to enter the school building through the main reception entrance and are required to sign in the visitor’s book and sign out when leaving. Visitors report to the Administrative Office, sign in the visitor’s book and wear a badge. Visitors will be made aware of the fire regulations and evacuation procedures by being furnished with an appropriate information leaflet or other such appropriate means. All governors have their own personal badges which are kept in the office in their named section.

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The school has an intruder alarm installed, which is linked into an external security company. The alarm is set as the last member of staff leaves the premises. A registered key holder will be contacted in the event of an out of hours security breach by the security company or if appropriate a member of staff

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All pupils are taken to their classrooms at the beginning of each day by their designated carer, to be greeted by the class teacher or the Teacher Assistant or other person authorised by the Headteacher. At the end of each day, no pupil is allowed to leave the building until a recognised designated carer has arrived to collect the pupil and been acknowledged by the member of staff as safe to transfer responsibility. Reference to recognised carer to be by way of the written authorisation form (also includes verbal agreements for ad-hoc changes) submitted by the parent / guardian of the pupil detailing who is able to take away the pupil and in what circumstances. All valuable resources are logged and marked. (Value of £150.00 or greater or those with an intrinsic value) The following areas have external lighting which will be put into effective operation when day light fades or visibility is poor o all entrances o the main footpath o car park Door bells have been installed at both the front and side entrances. Each bell has a different tone for easy identification. All bells, audible warnings and locks will be in effective working order. All external doors are locked during the day and cannot be opened from the outside. The side entrance door is fitted with a keypad. The code is known by staff only and is changed at regular intervals. The caretaker will report all suspicious incidents to the local police and/or Headteacher. All other staff must report suspicious incidents to the Headteacher / Deputy Headteacher when on site. Staff are also encouraged to report suspicious incidents out of hours to a nominated key holder who can then decide on the action to take.

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MONITORING AND REVIEWING The governors believe that reactive monitoring in response to an incident or a potential incident can be used to identify shortcomings and make improvements. • • The Headteacher will update the Resources committee termly about the security arrangements The Resources committee will discuss any issues termly unless any serious shortcomings need discussing at other times
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The school will keep a log of incidents in the school office to inform relevant committees / persons / discussions of changes in arrangement

ACTION PLAN 2008/2009 The Resources committee will continue to monitor the security arrangements of the school.

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