We informed families yesterday about concerns in the local area, and the need for students to arrive home promptly at the end of the school day. You will be aware that a serious incident took place on the Central Hill Estate on Wednesday afternoon at approximately 5.30pm, which necessitated a large police presence locally. Whilst this did not involve members of our school community, our concern, as always, is for the safety of our students as they make their way to and from school.
Dear Parent or Carer,
As the winter sets in and it becomes dark earlier, it’s of particular importance that students are mindful of their travel plans. We encourage you to be explicit with your child about the time you expect them to be home from school and the route and/or mode of transport they should take (for example, the 432 bus). We will continue to stress and emphasise the importance of students going straight home. We have made it clear to students in assemblies, form time and in the Student Handbook the expectations we have for their conduct outside school, as detailed in our Behaviour Policy:
Students should promptly make their way home at the end of the school day. Unless a student is attending an after school club, using the Library, or attending a detention, we expect students to leave the school site by 3pm and be on their way home. We have increasing concern about students’ safety outside school. We advise students not to go to Norwood Park, or to wait and congregate at Crown Point or in Crystal Palace. We expect parents to ensure their children are home as quickly as possible. Students should take direct routes home, and not divert through local housing estates.
Please continue to discuss these expectations with your child, and talk with your child about keeping themselves safe. As always, the safety of our students is of paramount importance.
Finally, as we approach the 5th November, please see below a previous email we sent raising awareness to the risks and dangers associated with fireworks.
Thank you for your continued support.
Dear Parent or Carer,
As part of our commitment to safeguarding students, at this time every year we raise students’ awareness to the risks and dangers associated with fireworks, the importance of their vigilance and the harm they can cause people.
We have stressed to all students that they should not be involved with incidents involving the unlawful use of fireworks, and that they should not have fireworks in their possession or handle them as young people. We have explained that they run the risk of being asked to leave the school.
As young people under the age of 18, our students are not legally allowed to buy fireworks, and the law says that you must not set off or throw fireworks (including sparklers) in the street or other public places.
Please discuss the risks and dangers associated with fireworks with your child.