Many young people are transported to and from The Canterbury Centre by LA transport via taxi. As children develop confidence and the skills required, we encourage independent travel and will support students in getting ready for this by undertaking travel training with them. A small number of parents transport children to and from school. Again once confidence develops, parents are encouraged to let their child walk into school independently. Members of staff are on duty ready to receive students from 8.10 a.m. into Morning Club. During morning, lunch and break times there are staff on duty to encourage socialisation and supervise young people in activities.
Trips & Activities
Comprehensive risk assessments, including a pre-visit, are carried out for all trips and activities, including offsite P. E. Lessons; these risk assessments are reviewed by senior staff. For all activities that take place, an adequate staffing ratio is ensured. If senior staff are not happy with the staff: pupil ratio then the activity will not be allowed to go ahead. Likewise, if a pupil is deemed to be too high risk, they may not be permitted to join an offsite activity.
A member of staff is assigned to promote Anti-Bullying by raising awareness at least half termly of how to report bullying of self or others. The Canterbury Centre’s Anti-Bullying Policy can be found on the school website, likewise our Safeguarding Policy.
A member of staff is responsible for the promotion of e-safety amongst pupils and parents. An e-safety committee, chaired by a pupil, has been established.
Three senior staff have completed Safer Recruitment training. The Designated Teacher for Safeguarding is a Senior Teacher.