"Our purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment within which all members of our community can achieve their full potential and develop a commitment to lifelong learning”
Recently, the school has reviewed all policies and procedures in relation to best protecting our students while in our care. I would like to report on some of the improvements as a result:
Thorough police checks of all adults - every member of staff, the BOG, the PACT Executive Committee, outsourced staff and all volunteers at the school are going through thorough police and background checks. This process will be completed by March and will be conducted each year. This should signal how important this school treats the safety and security of every student that studies here at St. Julian’s.
Child Protection Officers: clarification and training - we have established the Principals of each of the schools to be Child Protection Officers and have provided them training in Child Protection matters. For all matters to do with significant child protection issues, the Principal should immediately be the point of contact (firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). If unsure, please check with your child’s Tutor (Secondary) or Class Teacher (Primary). The Child Protection Representative within the Board of Governors is Mr Jon Luxton (email@example.com).
Security reviews and procedures - this year we have performed an external audit on our security procedures and manuals. We have also started a review of the effectiveness of our outsourced security company and introduced a lockdown drill with, experts coming in to observe and feedback improvements. In 2016-17 we will introduce a Safety and Security Officer who will be ultimately responsible for the care and safety of our students, staff and visitors. This new appointment will create even better systems and processes to ensure our students’ safety while at school.
Our community’s well-being and safety is paramount to us and we are working hard to ensure that we are catering and will continue to cater for our students’ needs in this regard.