Visitors to St John's Primary School
Welcome to our school
We hope that your visit is a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
St John’s C of E Primary School recognises and promotes its responsibilities for Child
Protection and Health and Safety.
Nothing is more important than safety in our school. All accidents and injuries are
preventable. Every task must be performed with safety in mind. The school aims to provide a safe and healthy working environment. If you have any suggestions that might help this process please contact the school office.
Arrival on site
On arrival please report to the school office. Signs directing you to our office are around our school site. You will need to sign in and will be given a visitors’ lanyard. You will be required to wear this at all times. When departing from the site you will need to sign out and return the lanyard.
Please keep briefcases, laptops and bags etc with you at all times whilst in the building. Also keep personal belongings and paperwork safe.
At St John’s Primary School our children enjoy meeting new people, so we hope that you find you are made welcome by our pupils as well as our staff.
Our children are frequently reminded about personal safety and child protection issues so you may find that children will ask who you are! Please feel free to confirm that you are visiting our school and show them your visitors’ lanyard.
In accordance with current safeguarding
guidelines, visitors who are not able to present proof of a valid DBS disclosure will be escorted at all times on their visit. We appreciate your understanding of this protocol.
Should you have a Child Protection concern, please ensure that this is reported to the main school office immediately so that they may
inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL.)
Health and Safety
On discovering a fire:
· Sound the fire alarm by breaking the glass at the nearest break glass unit.
· Evacuate the building from the nearest available exit and go to the muster point on the school playground.
· Report to the duty officer (headteacher or admin staff) stating the type of fire and its location.
On hearing the alarm:
· In the event of a fire alarm sounding
continuously at any time, please leave the building immediately using the nearest fire exit, clearly marked with a green and white sign.
· Go to the muster point on the KS2 playground.
· Do not return to the building unless you are instructed that you may do so.
Bomb warnings and threats
· If you see a suspicious object, DO NOT TOUCH IT. Inform the school office immediately.
In the event of a decision to evacuate the building as a result of a bomb warning or other threat, the fire alarm will be sounded and the school will be evacuated using the fire procedure.
DO NOT TAKE RISKS
If you are disabled and feel that you may
require assistance during an evacuation of the building, please advise reception staff on signing the visitors’ form so that
arrangements can be made to assist you
during the evacuation.
You may well hear discussions about the progress of children or other issues which need to remain confidential in the school. Please respect this at all times. Thank you.
St John’s Primary School operates a non-smoking policy (including electronic
cigarettes) for all areas of the grounds as well as the buildings.
Should you have an accident or feel unwell during your visit, please report to the main school office who will enlist the help of a qualified first aider. All accidents or ‘near misses’ must be reported.
If you would like to make any comments about your visit to our school today, please email:
Thank you for helping us keep St John’s a safe and healthy place to work in.
St John’s C of E Primary School
Key School Contacts
Designated Safeguarding Leads
Health and Safety
School Business Manager
Chair of Governors