Over the last week there have been a number of incidents within the locality involving people who are not students at Sir John Hunt, but have resulted in Police involvement. These have been within the community but also on routes that students use to walk to and from College. I have spoken to the Police this morning and they have reassured me that there is nothing to be overly concerned about but have advised that it is worth reminding students about staying safe and asked us to remind parents to reaffirm this to their children.
We all need to remain vigilant at all times, and if we are concerned about the activities of others then we can contact the police. If a child arrives at school with a concern then we will inform their parent/carer and also our local policing team if necessary. If your child reports something to you that they have witnessed outside of College then please contact the police if you feel it warrants their involvement.
Particularly as the evenings are drawing in, please advise younger children that it may be better to stick to main routes, rather than taking a short cut. If students are not in public areas then it may be sensible for them to be with a friend rather than walking alone. At primary school all students were taught about stranger danger and the highway code: please remind them that there can be dangers but that by staying focussed and vigilant they are able to keep themselves safe.
Thank you for your support in this matter,
Mr O Marner