The welfare of both staff and students is of utmost importance to our school; we strive to maintain an environment which is positive and healthy. The school has a Welfare Officer who is responsible for overseeing student concerns and problems. Our Welfare Officer is Matt; he is available on site during school opening hours.
The school's risk assessments are comprehensive and reviewed every year. We assess risk in all core areas of our business; we analyse potential dangers to both students and staff and proactively respond to minimise any risks identified.
We work hard to maintain a clean and tidy environment for our staff, students, and visitors. The school is professionally cleaned regularly, with daily inspections to ensure standards are being met.
The school maintains a modern fire detection and alarm system; we also organise regular evacuation drills to ensure that our students and staff know what to do in the event of a fire.
To prevent the start of a fire, the school operates a policy of checking all electrical equipment according to UK law, as well as ensuring that all appliances are well-maintained at all times.
There will always be at least two full-time members of staff who hold a current and valid First Aid certificate, at least one of which will always be present on site during school opening hours, including one male and one female to allow for cultural and gender sensitivity.
The school provides First Aid provisions, which are replenished on a regular basis; any out-of-date items are disposed of safely.
Safeguarding is about caring for children and vulnerable adults, and protecting them from harm. Safeguarding covers everything from reminding a child to use sun cream, to making sure they are taught by appropriate people in suitable surroundings.
We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously, and make every effort to ensure the children in our care are well looked after.
Every member of staff receives Basic training; all homestay hosts are asked to complete the same training course, adapted to their needs. All permanent staff are also trained to Advanced level and relevant managers are given Specialist training.
The Bournemouth School of English recognises its responsibilities under the Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015 to prevent people of all ages being radicalised or drawn into terrorism.
Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government's counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
The school promotes a multicultural environment where respect for, and tolerance of, other people's beliefs is required at all times.
Before we accept any student under the age of 18, we ask their parent/guardian to read, understand, and sign our Contract of Care. This document details the level of care we provide to children.