Unit 2.12 Prepare and maintain learning environments
Outcome 1.1-1.4 Prepare learning environments
School security is one of the most emotive issues facing head teachers, school staff, parents and school governors. Nobody wants to see a repeat of headline hitting crimes such as the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school in New Town, Connecticut, Or people being stabbed inside or outside schools. Security problems can arise in all kinds of circumstances. For example: Outsiders coming into schools
Violent actions by pupils, parents or staff
Children and young people need a good environment to learn. The environment needs to be clean, warm, quiet, safe and friendly. All these factors make it easier for them to learn as they are less likely to get distracted and hurt. The learning environment need to be kept clean and tidy to stop hazards arising and to stop accidents happening. Most security measures can be low cost and mainly common sense. School gates should be kept closed and locked at all times during the school day. Having one entrance to the school also means its more secure and makes monitoring of strangers much easier for staff. All visitor’s including parents bringing in forgotten lunches should use the main reception door and been seen by a receptionist. They should not walk around the school unaccompanied and if teachers see people walking around without visitor badges on they should question them. Playgrounds should only be accessible from inside the school and not by external visitors. Parking areas are meant to be separated from play areas. Schools need security to protect our children from harm and danger and have procedures in place to stop accidents happening, for example: CCTV
Playground is surrounded by a wall or a fence.
Once the school day has started all gates outside are kept shut and locked. Teachers supervise children in playgrounds.
At the beginning of the day the teacher and teaching assistant sound spend...
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