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Staying Safe Week 2019



The purpose of Staying Safe Week 2019 was to raise awareness about potentially dangerous situations teenagers are often faced with. We invited a range of expert guest speakers to deliver hard hitting messages about the importance of making sensible decisions.


Students responded tremendously and were a credit to themselves, the college and the community. Students listened attentively, took an active part in discussions and engaged in a mature manner when interacting with the police and fire service. Students threw themselves into lunch time interactive activities and befriended many of the local police officers whilst doing so.


We have analysed student evaluation / feedback forms and the majority of students thought the week was well organised and informative. Many stated that the issues raised made them THINK about the risks they are unknowingly, often faced with. 


Friday 13th December witnessed the close of the staying safe week with North West Leicestershire police joining us for the full day. Inspector Richard Jackson (North West Leicestershire Neighbourhood Policing Commander) attended the final assembly and commented in a follow-up email:


“Thank you for allowing the local policing team to work with the school last week. I was really impressed with the students on Friday afternoon and thought the drama production was excellent. Those who acted out the scene had clearly worked very hard, were very convincing and without doubt have bright futures ahead. Please pass on my thanks as I was unable to catch them after the performance.


The topics throughout the week reflect a number of local and national priorities around policing and collaborative working. I am not aware of any other similar events in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland.


Sergeant Dolby’s team are a great asset for the area and are very compassionate about working with and supporting young people. We all appreciated the acknowledgment at the end of Friday…”


Inspector Richard Jackson.


We have created this webpage for parents to access resources and material to help further support discussions at home with your child.


Please contact any member of the pastoral team should you wish to discuss any of the issues raised in the staying safe week.


Warmest regards


Ms Emma Booth


Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

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