Safety and Security
When sending your child to a boarding school, safety is the most important factor to look upon. To ensure the student’s safety, we make sure all teachers and students follow specific guidelines and rules personalised for each classroom especially when working in the science labs for instance. We also have a reliable system in place to track every student’s movement. We must not let them out of our sight, especially the youngest.
For reasons of safety and security, students are required to be on campus throughout the school day. Students may only leave the school grounds if a request has been made by the parent (which should be in writing and delivered to the Headmaster’s office before classes commence on the day of the absence – although the earlier the notice, the better). On such an occasion, the student will need a signed permission slip from the Headmaster’s office and the Academic Officer will inform the teachers of that student of the absence.Safety drills will be conducted throughout the academic year. They will either be:
- Fire Drill
- Lock Down Drill
- Safe Haven Drill
Furthemore, we assure you that security systems, CCTV cameras and a fire alarm system are all working and in place so that if any emergency occurs, we are one step ahead.
King’s College India is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils in school.
We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring, and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment, and that we all feel safe in our environment.
King’s College India has adopted policies, in line with recommendations from London Child Protection Procedures and Practice Guidance along with Local Safeguarding Procedures.
Safeguarding, Child Protection policies are available to view on the school website.
Child protection is a branch of safeguarding and any concerns of a child protection nature are passed to Designated Safeguarding Leads. If your child is concerned about their own safety or well-being or about a friend, they are encouraged to talk to someone such as a parent or a member of staff at school. If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at King’s College India , please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Leads. They are available to listen and talk through your concerns.
In the best interest of all our pupils, as well as ensuring that we comply with our legal duties, all teachers including support staff undergo checks in line with Safer Recruitment legislation. All share responsibility and are asked to report any causes for concern to a Safeguarding Officer.
Concerns are usually shared with parents/guardians as early as possible. On many occasions, there are very reasonable explanations for the concern and can include issues such as pupils being visibly upset, persistent lateness, or even pupils ‘disclosing’ concerns.
Talking helps and the Designated Safeguarding Lead will work together with staff, pupils, and parents to address problems and ensure everyone is safe, alongside maintaining supporting documents of events.
At King’s College India we celebrate and promote our diverse community with different ethnicities, however, we also recognize that in today’s world young people are faced with many pressures as they grow up and can often be influenced by strong feelings expressed by others in connection with a range of complex issues.
At King’s College India our overriding concern is that all our young people feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions even when personal views may be different. We do not condone political, religious, or cultural extremism in any form, believing it to run contrary to our school values and ethos. We have a duty of care to ensure that all in our community are protected from any dangers of being potentially or actually radicalized.
King’s College India fully endorses the Prevent strategy that:
“Schools can help to protect children from extremism and violent views in the same ways that they help to safeguard pupils from drugs, gang violence, or alcohol. Their purpose must be to protect pupils from harm and to ensure that they are taught in a way that is consistent with the law and our values”
All of our pupils are given information on staying safe in the school and the wider community, they are told about appropriate behavior in terms of their day to day conduct and when using technology in line with our Safe Use of the Internet
At King’s College India we take seriously any inappropriate or concerning behavior.
The Designated Safeguarding Leads are available to discuss any issues parents/guardians may be concerned about.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead at King’s College India is Ms.Disha Narwal.
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr.Ravi Kaushik.