In November 2014 our School was accredited a ‘Safer School’. This is a school security initiative created by West Mercia Police and supported by Shropshire Council. It involves the following aspects:
- Implement basic security measures applicable at all schools i.e. property marking, and visitor passes etc.
- Consider pro-active security/safety measures for the site/building and/or protecting assets.
- Establish a procedure for recording incidents i.e. anti-social behaviour, vandalism etc. Any recorded information can then be analysed. In addition, the same recording procedure can be used for surveying a problem i.e. an unauthorised thoroughfare.
- If there are any projects to be undertaken, they are prioritised. Following the implementation of a project, the success of it is reviewed.
- PSHE or education of pupils as per the Safer School pack.
Ten student representatives attended an online Safer School meeting on Thursday 22 April alongside school leaders, a local Police officer and Shropshire Council’s Crime Prevention Officer Ian Bartlett
There were very few incidents to report to the meeting, and students said they feel that school is safe. Improvements at school in recent times, including a new main entrance, a new visitor management system, a new front gate, additional fencing, and improved CCTV were all considered to be very positive contributions to security.
The school is keen to maintain this record so please would parents, carers and neighbours continue to report any unsupervised activity seen on the school site out of hours? The Police contact telephone number is 101 for non-emergencies, or 999 in an emergency requiring immediate Police response.
The next meeting is planned for April 2022.