Safety Information for Visitors
Please note that the school is currently restricting visitors to only essential visits due to Covid-19. If in doubt, please contact us by telephone or email to check you are allowed on site. Thank you for helping us to keep our students and staff safe.
We hope that your visit will be enjoyable, informative and safe.
Please help us by reading and complying with the guidance below, which is intended to ensure your health and safety whilst at Sacred Heart School. If you have any questions after reading this, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff to help you.
All visitors and contractors coming in to the school must report to Reception.
Please sign the visitor’s book and receive a visitor’s lanyard.
If you are working unsupervised with students, the school receptionist will ask you to produce your DBS certificate or details thereof, together with proof of identification, ie Passport or driving licence. Without this you may not be granted access.
You must sign in on each occasion you visit the school.
Please sign out at the end of your visit and return the lanyard and holder.
Visitors are prohibited from taking photographs whilst on the school site.
Fire & Evacuation
If you need first aid or feel unwell please go to the school office.
Health & Safety
Contractors must ensure that they are fully conversant with the safety rules and regulations to be observed by contractors working on site.
As a visitor to our school it is essential that you follow any health and safety guidelines that may apply. By doing so, you will assist us in meeting the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
Sacred Heart School operates a no smoking policy. Please do not smoke anywhere on the school site.
Safeguarding Guidance for Visitors to the School
Adults visiting or working on the school site play an important part in the life of the school. You can play a part in keeping students safe whilst working at, or visiting, the school by observing the following guidelines:
• Do not initiate verbal or physical contact with students unless it is appropriate and a part of the agreed reason for your visit.
• Do not give any personal information to pupils, such as your mobile number or address. Do not provide pupils with your personal email address, and only provide your professional work email if it is necessary as part of the reason for your visit.
• Do not give pupils details of your personal social network accounts or engage in any communication with pupils using social networking sites.
• If you have any concerns that a student may be at risk of harm, report it immediately to the senior designated person for child protection (Michelle Fusi/ Joe McIntyre) who can be contacted via the main school office. Do not discuss your concerns with the pupil, and do not carry out an investigation.
• If a pupil makes a disclosure to you, do not promise confidentiality. Explain that you will need to talk to someone else. Inform the designated senior person for child protection (Michelle Fusi/ Joe McIntyre) of your concerns immediately.
For further guidance, the school’s child protection policy can be found on the school website under the ‘policies’ tab.