Welcome to St. Monica’s Catholic Primary School. We hope you will enjoy your time at our school. Our main priority is to ensure that every visitor is aware of their responsibilities towards making sure all young people are safe.
As part of our Safeguarding/Child Protection procedure, all visitors will be required to show some ID to reception staff. Please have this ready when you arrive.
Visitors and contractors will be given a badge (please wear and display at all times when on the school premises) and accompanied to the appropriate person.
- Please ensure you are aware of the school’s Safeguarding Procedures including safer working practices, confidentiality and emergency procedures.
- Before helping in school, all adults will have undertaken a DBS check appropriate to their role and will be asked to agree their acceptance of school polices at induction.
- Volunteers/adults are reminded that they may not support/help a child in isolation as a matter of safety for all. You must not have any physical contact with any child.
- You must never exchange personal contact details with a child or arrange to meet them outside of the school environment.
- The member of staff you are working with will be responsible for sharing other procedures and additional information specific to the context in which you will work.
- Please familiarise yourself with the nearest fire exits and ensure that any furniture or equipment used does not obscure them.
- All matters relating to school should remain confidential.
- If you hear the continuous sound of the fire alarm, please leave the building immediately by the nearest exit and assemble on the playground. Do not re-enter unless you are told to do so by the Head/Assistant Headteacher.
- All accidents or ‘near misses’ must be reported. You may be asked to complete an accident report form and we would appreciate your co-operation in doing so.
- Know the 1st Aider for your location and, in the unlikely event of an accident to an adult or child, please inform a member of staff immediately.
- If you see or hear something that concerns you, then please speak to a senior member of staff.
- Any safeguarding or child protection concerns should be immediately reported to a member of staff at the school office who will locate the DSL.
The fire alarm is tested on Fridays before at 8am.
Parking at the School
The School has a car park which can be used, if a space is available and would not obstruct staff members leaving school. The entrance is located on Hoxton Street, which is a one-way street.
There is ramp access via the school entrance and a lift access to the first floor. If you require any assistance (especially in an emergency) please ask or make any specific needs known on arrival.
- The adult toilets are located opposite the staff room and in the main school office. Adults must never use pupil toilets.
- Visitors and helpers can use the staff room and help themselves to tea/coffee.
- Glass may not be taken out of the staff room and hot drinks can only be taken if in a thermos mug with a lid. This must be kept out of harm’s way.
- If you stay with us over lunchtime you can bring a packed lunch or on arrival you could order a school lunch. A variety of local coffee shops and a delicatessens are also situated within a short walk.
- St Monica’s operates a non-smoking policy on any part of the school site.
Online-Safety - Access to the Internet:
All users of the school systems and Wi-Fi must comply with the Acceptable Use of ICT policy. Please ask our IT Technician for details of the policy.
- The use of personal mobile phones is not permitted during the school day.
- Images must not be taken of any child or adult without the prior approval of a staff member and only then on a school device.
Data Storage Devices:
The use of data sticks, CDs etc. on school equipment is not permitted, unless scanned and verified to be safe. Visitors may use their own laptops with our projectors/e-screens by prior arrangement.
PLEASE REMEMBER: All adults in school are expected to be an excellent role model to the children at all times.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers, visitors and outside agencies to share this commitment.
If you would like to share any comments after your visit, please contact