Health & Safety Policy Statement
Kilmorie School and Children’s Centre, in line with London Borough of Lewisham guidance, believes that people are its most important asset and is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its employees and other persons who are liable to be affected by its activities. It considers health and safety to be an integral part of its business performance and will aim to achieve continual improvement in standards through the setting of targets for their achievement.
The Children and Young Person’s Directorate of the London Borough of Lewisham delegates the responsibility for health and safety to Governing Bodies, Head Teachers (Executive Head Teachers) and Management – with Head Teachers having direct responsibility for activities and employees under their control. However, in terms of a business continuity plan for the school, in the event the school needs to re-locate, this would by necessity need the support and guidance of the LA.
The prevention of accidents, injury or loss is essential to the efficient operation of the School and is part of the good education of its pupils. The aim of senior management, with the assistance of the governing body, is to provide a safe and healthy working and learning environment for staff, pupils and visitors.
The arrangements outlined in this statement and the various other safety provisions cannot completely prevent accidents or ensure safe and healthy working conditions. The Head Teacher will take all reasonable steps to identify and reduce hazards to a minimum but to achieve a safe working environment all employees and pupils must appreciate that their safety and others’ also depends on their individual conduct and vigilance while on the School premises or while taking part in School sponsored activities.
The health and safety policy is available from the school office.