Safer Schools Police Officer
PC Trevor Fox
t: 020 7232 7273
Dear Parents, Carers, Guardians,
As we are now well into the new academic year, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as Highshore’s police liaison officer. I’m an officer with 20 years’ experience having first started my career in Greenwich. I have worked within several teams and portfolios ranging from emergency response, Safer Neighbourhoods and now Schools. I’m married with two children aged twelve and ten and live outside of London, where as a family we are also registered foster carers with the local authority.
For those who may not be aware, we are very fortunate in Southwark to have a dedicated schools team comprising of two Sergeants and 12 Constables (PC’s). All secondary schools/ Academies on the borough are divided amongst us. I therefore also liaise with Ark All Saints Academy and Sacred Heart Catholic School here in Camberwell.
To give you more of an understanding as to what we are all about as a schools team, I have included our core responsibilities…
- Visible and familiar contact with the school by the individual officer who will be the main point of contact between the school, partners and police.
- Facilitation of crime enquires and initial investigation of appropriate crime reports, where the suspect or victim attends the school or where the school is the venue.
- Involvement in multi-agency case conferences and panels both within the school environment and outside for students coming to notice.
- Regular uniformed patrol on the routes to and from school and area surrounding the school to address issues such as anti-social behaviour and crime. Enhance close working links with local Safer Neighbourhoods team, Safer Transport Team or Transport Hub team where appropriate and other police and partner departments to develop problem-solving solutions to issues affecting the school and the community.
- Development and support for school safety plans including responses to critical and major incidents and implementing protocols for dealing with critical incidents.
- Exchange information in line with agreed protocols about issues concerning individual students raised either by the school or police and liaison between internal and external departments such as Public Protection Desk (PPD), Youth Offending Team (YOT), Youth Safety Assessment Toolkit (YSAT), police Priority and Prolific Offender (PPO) team.
I periodically pop in to school during lunch breaks where I have the opportunity to chat with students and exchange news. I also get involved in classroom discussions and presentations where appropriate.
I look forward to meeting as many parents and carers as I can but in the meantime, if there are and questions or concerns you may have, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Trevor Fox (PC 841MD)
Nancy's role includes:
- Facilitating the Parents resource making group
- Assisting families in accessing services, completing forms and paperwork (including Benefits, Transport and Housing)
- Working with parents to improve pupil attendance at school
- Being able to offer individual support through home visits
- Attending parents evenings/meetings
- Sourcing information for parents e.g. Holiday programmes, enrichment opportunities
- Liaising with the Parent group and supporting their activities such as; our International Evening and Leavers Prom
At Highshore we aim to support parents and families by:
- We have a weekly newsletter which can be emailed to parents in addition to the hard copy that goes home every Friday
- We hold parent and governor meeting at least twice yearly
- We hold half termly parent drop in sessions, attended by our Speech and Language Therapists (SALT), Occupational Therapist (OT), School Nurse and Family Worker.
- Our Family Worker holds half termly coffee mornings
- Our website and Twitter feeds are update regularly
In the past we have offered:
- Computer (ICT) Training, Keeping Safe Online training (E-Safety) and Makaton Communication training
- Elklan (speech and language) training, E-Safety Training and workshops on reading at home with your child
Keeping Abreast of Change
- We ensure our Family Worker and relevant colleagues keep up to date with training
- Offer a ‘Destinations’ meeting for parents of year 14 pupils to assist with the changing provisions for students moving on from Highshore
Southwark Information, Advice and Support Team (SIAS)
Please note that Parent Partnership team has rebranded to the Information Advice and Support team. They support children and young people with SEND but this has been extended to ages 0 – 25 in line with SEND reforms. This includes support around the Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) process, appeals process, school preference and other areas related to Education
Drop In Times
Monday 13:00 – 16:00 (Sunshine House)
Tuesday 09:00 – 12:00 (Sunshine House)
Wednesday 9:30 – 12:30 (Peckham Library one stop shop)
Thursday 15:00 – 18:00 (Sunshine House)