School Security

1.    Policy Statement

  • The Governors recognise and accept their corporate responsibility to provide a safe and secure environment for students, employees and visitors to Queen Elizabeth Humanities College (QEHC).  The college’s security procedures will operate within the framework described in this policy.
  • Where appropriate the Governors will seek any necessary expert advice to determine the security risks and precautions required to deal with them.
  • The Governing Body will provide staff with enough resources, information and training to implement the security procedures.
  • The Governing Body will, where appropriate, be informed of breaches and failures of the policy to enable them to take any corrective action as is necessary to ensure the safety of members of the school community

2.    Organisation

The following groups and/or individuals have responsibilities for ensuring the security of the college.

2.1        Governors

  • The Governors will ensure that the college has a security policy and that this has been implemented.
  • Governors will monitor the performance of the college security measures.

This will be achieved:

  • By the Health and Safety Governor monitoring performance on their special interest visits
  • Via the Headteacher’s Reports to Governors.
  • By all Governors observing its implementation when they visit the college.

2.2        Headteacher

The Headteacher will:

  • Set up arrangements in college that comply with the security policy agreed by Governors.
  • Ensure that all staff within the college receive information, instruction and training in the security policy and procedures.
  • Establish a system for the reporting, recording and investigation of breaches of the policy and take reasonable steps to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Ensure that all visitors, contractors and agency staff adhere to the security policy.
  • Monitor the implementation of the policy and security arrangements.

2.3        Staff

  • All staff will comply with this policy and the arrangements made by the Headteacher to ensure the safety of students, employees and others on the college site.
  • Those listed below have been given specific responsibilities for college security.

 

Security Issue Name Specific Duties
Agreeing and reviewing the college security policy Governing Body delegated to relevant committees Agree policy

Review every 12 months

Day to day implementation and management of policy Headteacher / Academy Business Manager Inform staff

Monitor performance

Review arrangements

Security of college entrance/exits as detailed in this policy Academy Business Manager; Caretaker Lock external doors and making site secure
Checking the condition and maintaining the safe operation of physical and electrical security devices (locks, gates, key pads and fences) Academy Business Manager; Caretaker Part of normal duties to check physical integrity of security devices
Control of visitors Admin staff Issue passes
Control of contractors Academy Business Manager  
Security of money etc Bursar  
Security Risk Assessment Headteacher/AcademyBusiness Manager Review annually and inform Governors of findings to use part of policy review

 

2.4        Students

  • Students will be encouraged to exercise personal responsibility for the security of themselves and others.
  • Students will co-operate with the arrangements made for the security of the college.  Breaches of the college security arrangements are a breach of the college’s Behaviour Policy.
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