Safer Schools 2021
Congratulations to Cockshutt CE Primary School on maintaining their Safer School accreditation. The school was accredited a Safer School in 2009 and recently, Mrs Jones and governors held a Safer School meeting to update the school’s involvement in the security/safety initiative. Normally the Police attend the meeting but on this occasion, they forwarded their apologises. At the meeting, we reviewed security/safety measures, updated the action plan and noted that there hadn’t been any recorded incidents – good news! Part of the Safer Schools criteria includes consulting parents/carers/pupils for their views and the results of the two Safer School surveys (parent/carer and pupil) were presented to the meeting. There was a good response to both surveys and overwhelmingly the feedback was excellent. I was particularly impressed by the hard work of Mrs Jones in preparation for the Safer School meeting and a future annual meeting is planned for Summer 2022
Ian Bartlett, Crime Prevention Officer, Shropshire Council
Another successful Safer School meeting at Cockshutt CE Primary School. Mrs Jones and governors have ensured that security/ safety is a priority and it is demonstrated through the schools solid involvement in the ‘Safer Schools’ initiative. The Safer Schools initiative includes reviewing any incidents/issues at the school, ensuring the essential security/safety measures are active and finally, considering any potential improvements. Involving pupils and parents/carers is an important factor of Safer Schools and the school ensures this involvement through surveys, Safer School Group involvement and newsletter items/feedback. This year, there was a tremendous response to the parent/carer survey and the results were extremely reassuring. Similarly, the pupil survey results were excellent and positive. A future Safer School meeting is already scheduled for November 2020 and West Mercia Police do their best to attend. Overall, excellent work!
Crime Prevention Officer
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