Heritage School is committed to ensuring that everyone is safeguarded from harm and protected from all forms of bullying, abuse, discrimination, or harassment. We recognize that school plays a significant role in the prevention of harm to our students by providing them with effective lines of communication with trusted adults and supportive friendships. Our schools will, therefore:
Establish and maintain a community where students feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are always listened to.
Ensure that all students know there is an adult in the school whom they can approach if they are worried or in difficulty.
Include across the curriculum and our pastoral programmes, the promotion of common human values and opportunities which equip a student with the skills they need to stay safe from harm and to know to whom they should turn for help.
Keeping our school safe allows children to look forward to being in an encouraging environment that promotes social and creative learning.
Therefore, we ensure the following safety measures:
1. Personal safety. Our school employs a dedicated professional security officer who is friendly to all the students and team but does not permit any trespassers. We also guarantee a closed guarded area with 24-hour CCTV monitoring and security, and utilise a strict access ID-system for staff, students, and their parents.
2. Fire safety. The school is equipped with fire extinguishers and clearly marked fire exits. All staff undertake regular ‘fire drill’ training.
3. Digital safety. As Heritage School applies technology and the Internet in the learning process, objectionable content and sites are automatically blocked in the school Wi-Fi and the local network.
4. Health and hygiene. Our school has a medical center for immediate first aid. In addition, we ensure regular use of sanitizers, with daily cleaning and sanitation.
5. Staff. We have a robust system of background verification before appointing new teachers and administration.
As well as providing education, Heritage School takes it upon itself to provide a safe environment for our students and teachers.