Our school has appreciated the support that local police have provided before and after school in recent days. I have also been asked by some parents about how to talk to their children about keeping safe, following last week's tragic events.
In school, we have talked to the children about making safe choices for themselves and for each other. I have delivered assemblies where children have had the opportunity to practise responding to real-life dilemmas involving safety - for example: Nan is expecting you to walk straight home after school but your friends are going to the park...
I have also reminded children that it is not appropriate to discuss sensitive issues regarding other people, including online. We have also prayed together for the friends and families of all people affected by last week's events.
You may find the advice on the following NSPCC website useful:
If you would like further help or advice, then please see the Keeping Safe section of our website, or ask to speak to myself or another member of school staff.
Many thanks for your ongoing support