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  • Friday 18th August 2017
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  • Pupils develop very positive attitudes towards learning. – Ofsted 2013
  • There is a delightful atmosphere in lessons because pupils are keen to learn and to try out new activities without fear of failure. – Ofsted 2013
  • ‘School is exciting and we learn new things all of the time.’ (Pupil quote) – Ofsted 2013
  • Pupils make good progress across the school, and attainment is above average by the end of Year 6 – Ofsted 2013
  • We are very proud to say that our children go to Sevenoaks Primary – Parent
  • The teaching inspires pupils to do their best and it makes learning exciting. – Ofsted 2013
  • Sevenoaks Primary is a fantastic, caring school, where my children blossom and flourish, both academically and emotionally. - Parent

School Security

Sevenoaks Primary security motto:

‘Our aim is to make Sevenoaks Primary school safe, happy and welcoming for everyone’

The school has a strict security protocol.

The key elements are:

SECURITY STRATEGIES IN SCHOOL

Children

  • We ask and encourage children to think carefully about their own safety.
  • Children should encourage their parents to enter the building using the main entrance and to sign in.
  • Children should inform a member of staff if any adult or unknown child is in the building without an Identification or Visitor’s Badge.
  • We ask children to inform a member of staff if they see anyone acting suspiciously near our school at any time.
  • The school bell will ring at 8.50am each morning to signal to the children that they should come in to school.
  • All external doors will be closed at 9.00am each morning. Any child arriving after 9.00am must enter through the main entrance and sign in the late book.

Staff

  • We ask and encourage staff to think carefully about their own safety.
  • We ask that all staff wear an Identification Badge at all times.
  • All staff must ensure that people trying to gain entry to the school enter via the main entrance and sign in.
  • Staff should question any visitor or other adult not wearing an Identification or Visitor’s Badge or check with Reception.
  • We ask staff to inform Reception if they see anyone acting suspiciously near our school at any time.
  • Staff to contact the school office or senior staff in an emergency, via classroom telephones.
  • Staff to develop, understand and operate notification and checking procedure for fellow staff working alone.
  • The school bell will ring at 8.50am each morning to signal to staff that the children are coming in to school.
  • The external corridor doors will be closed (switched to keypad) at 9.00am each morning. Any child arriving after 9.00am must enter through the main entrance and sign in the late book.
  • All external classroom doors should be closed during break times and locked when the classrooms are empty.
  • External door to IT suite to be kept locked shut at all times.
  • The ‘villa’ doors should be locked when the building is empty.
  • Staff based in school are the only people who should be aware of the combination to the main front doors, the staff entrance/exit and the key pad to the staff corridor. The code should be changed each term.
  • We ask everyone to be patient – good security can be frustrating.

Parents/Carers and other visitors

  • All parents, carers and other visitors, including contractors, to come to the main office entrance, report to the receptionist, sign in the visitor’s book and wear an Identification or Visitor’s Badge.
  • All parents who make an appointment to meet with a member of staff, to follow the same procedure as above.
  • All other services on site (cleaning company, voluntary readers, Kent Music School etc) must sign in at the school office and wear an appropriate Identification Badge at all times.
  • Parents/Carers to be reminded of our security strategies on a regular basis through the Headteacher newsletter and the school website.
  • We ask everyone to be patient – good security can be frustrating.

Please remember that the arrangements have been introduced for your child’s well being – we want all the children to feel happy and safe.