The safety, health and security of pupils and staff at Saltus is a priority. The school has a Safety and Health Committee who meet once a month to discuss issues that have arisen and to plan for future needs. As and when necessary, the Committee prepares reports for the Governing Body and Buildings Committee.
On arrival to the school, new staff are issued with a Safety and Health Handbook. All staff wear photo identity badges and pupils will shortly be receiving identity badges. In addition, many of the staff undertake First Aid and CPR courses, which are renewed every two years.
In order to make the site as secure as possible, there have been some recent changes to the western perimeter of the school, which now has electronic security gates which are locked shut during the school day. Also the school can no longer be accessed by the Canal Road gate by the swimming pool. There are future plans to employ a security guard who will be situated at the main gate on St. John’s Road and who will monitor movement around the site. Saltus also has security cameras and a state-of-the-art alarm system.
A Fire Drill is undertaken at least three times a year. All pupils are made aware of their evacuation line number and evacuation route at the start of the school year and evacuation routes are displayed in all classrooms.
The school also employs a full-time qualified nurse and has recently constructed a purpose built First Aid room. Staff are fully aware of the medical procedures policy in the school. The school nurse is also responsible for healthy eating during school time and often updates staff and pupils with health related information.