‘Safer School’ accreditation for Mount Pleasant Primary School in Shrewsbury
(left to right) Rear – PCSO Mark Barnes, West Mercia Police;’ Mrs S Rogers, school administrator; Alan Brannen, Headteacher; Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services. Front – pupils Thomas Kamudu, Matthew Kamudu, Charlotte Upton.
Mount Pleasant Primary School is the latest school in Shrewsbury to celebrate their accreditation as a ‘Safer School’.
In recognition of their accreditation Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet for children’s services, presented a Safer School certificate and plaque to the school.
Ann Hartley said:-
“I congratulate the school on achieving this award, and acknowledge the significant amount of work and progress that has been accomplished since the amalgamation of the infant and junior schools. I recognise the tenants of the neighbouring properties for their contribution to the school. Their involvement is an excellent illustration of how an informal ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ can be an integral part of a school with excellent results. Supporting each other is a very important factor in any community.
“It is also good to see that Headteacher Alan Brannen has continued ‘Safer Schools’ involvement since his headship commenced in 2003. This has assisted in the successful amalgamation of the schools.”
Ian Bartlett, Shropshire Council’s crime prevention officer, said:-
“As part of the accreditation, schools are required to produce a folder of evidence, and the school administrator for Mount Pleasant Primary, Mrs S Rogers, had provided a comprehensive folder illustrating the school’s Safer School involvement. Mrs Rogers received the Safer School plaque and certificate of behalf of the school during a presentation assembly.”
The Safer School scheme is an active policy and illustrates a school’s responsible approach towards ensuring a safer and more secure environment for its pupils, staff and visitors. The school has support and involvement from both West Mercia Police and Shropshire Council. In two years’ time, the accreditation will be reviewed.