In addition to our Safeguarding policy, please find the supplementary information to assist us at New Horizons.
Safety Information for Visitors
We hope that your visit will be enjoyable, informative and safe. Please help us by reading and complying with the guidance contained within this webpage, which is intended to ensure your health and safety whilst at New Horizons.
All visitors, supply staff and contractors coming in to New Horizons must sign in at Reception.
If you are working unsupervised with students, you will be asked to produce your DBS certificate or details thereof, together with proof of identification, without this you may not be granted access.
Mobile Phones and Photographs
Mobile phones are permitted on site, however, inappropriate use may result in young people being asked to hand their phones into reception.
Visitors may bring mobile phones on site but are not permitted to take photographs of the building, staff or young people.
Fire and Evacuation
A member of staff will explain what to do in the case of emergencies and fire alarms.
The alarm is a continuous bell; you must leave the building by the nearest fire exit and go to the designated assembly point.
At the assembly point ensure that you are recorded as present.
Do not take any personal risks.
You must not re-enter the building until told it is safe to do so.
The school has a lockdown procedure that is used in emergencies only. This only happens when there is an immediate threat to staff and student safety
Please follow staff guidance if a lockdown situation does occur and await further instructions from New Horizons.
If you need first aid or feel unwell please report to the New Horizons Reception where you can be seen by a qualified first-aider.
Contractors must ensure that they follow any health and safety guidelines that may apply. By doing so, you will assist us in meeting the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
Smoking and Vaping
New Horizons operates a no smoking policy for visitors, staff and young people.
We operate a clear process if young people bring smoking related paraphernalia or are witnessed smoking by a member of staff.
Please do not smoke or vape anywhere on site or within a 20m radius which is in line with our corporate directive.
All vehicles and their contents are left at the owner’s risk.