Parents: Important update on college safety measures – action required

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

We hope this message finds you well.  

We want to update you on recent developments regarding the use of temporary lanyards at college and share the proactive measures we are implementing to encourage positive behaviours on campus.  

We believe that routines are really important in establishing positive learning experiences and that this begins with students being prepared and ready for college. The first step in this is remembering their lanyards and ID badges and having them on when they get to college.  

An increasing number of students aren’t wearing their lanyards, which has led to us having to issue a large number of temporary lanyards and IDs since the start of the year.  

Overview of changes: 

Moving forwards, we will be making some changes to our policy around the issuing of temporary lanyards and ID badges: 

  • Students will no longer be able to access our colleges without a lanyard and ID badge. If they forget these, they must request a temporary ones from reception or another designated place. 
  • Students forgetting their ID badges and lanyards more than three times will be charged for new ones and face disciplinary action from their faculties   

For any students repeatedly requesting temporary lanyards and ID badges, there will also be mandatory sessions on our Code of Conduct. 

Your role: 

We seek your support in reinforcing the importance your child wearing their lanyard and ID badge consistently. It’s not just a rule; it’s a crucial element in ensuring the safety and security of everyone within the college community. 

Immediate action: 

If your child has exceeded three requests for temporary lanyards and ID badges, you will receive an alert. Please talk to your child about the importance of adhering to the lanyard policy, and ensure the fine is paid promptly, if applicable. 

If you would like to discuss these changes with anyone at the college, then please speak to your child’s tutor or contact us.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation as we work together to create a safe and secure learning environment for all students. 

Best regards, 

Activate Learning