Dear parents /carers,
You may be aware that we are experiencing some attention around the fencing of our playing fields, measures which we are taking to ensure the safety of our pupils.
Chapel Street Trust, of which we are part of have released the following press statement on behalf of everyone concerned…
FROM CHAPEL ST COMMUNITY SCHOOLS TRUST –
WITH REGARDS TO FENCING AROUND THE SCHOOL’S PLAYING FIELDS
The Trust has responsibility for the safeguarding and security of the school, and must put this first to ensure our children and staff are safe and cared for appropriately. We are keen to make sure that our school site is used by the community, and have ensured, as agreed, that there is access to the playing fields for the community by Rose Grove football club, who will use the playing fields through a formal lease agreement in order that the 19 football teams can be run effectively.
The Trust is not aware of any formal agreement that has promised open public access and under current safeguarding requirements, neither the school or the DfE / EFA would be able to even consider such a potential risk to student well-being.
We would very much like to work with local Councillors and residents in a productive and thoughtful way, so that we can provide what we all want – a safe, secure environment for our children, as well as for the local community that we are very proud to serve.
Contact: James Royal