Another year and another successful ‘Safer School Group’ meeting at Cockshutt C. E. Primary School and Nursery. During all her years as a headteacher, Mrs Jones has always been to ensure that security/safety is a priority and at Cockshutt C. E. Primary it’s been demonstrated through the schools continual involvement in the ‘Safer Schools’ initiative. Since the last Safer School Group meeting in 2017, substantial improvements have made to the school with a new entrance lobby/reception and improved boundaries. These improvements were discussed and reflected on at the meeting and everybody felt the changes had been a success. The meeting included staff, governors, pupils and myself representing Shropshire Council. The Police normally attend but sent their apologises on this occasion. As part of the meeting, we reviewed any incidents/issues at the school, ensured the essential security/safety measures are effective and finally, considering any potential improvements. Part of the ‘Safer Schools’ process includes consulting parents/carers/pupils and the results of the two Safer School surveys (parent/carer and pupil) were presented to the meeting. Overwhelmingly, the survey results were extremely positive. Overall, I was particularly impressed by the hard work of the Mrs Jones, staff and pupils in preparation for the Safer School Group meeting and the school well deserves it’s ‘Safer School’ accreditation.
Crime Prevention Officer