Visiting CHS

 

At Cheadle Hulme School we are proud to offer our visitors a warm, friendly and professional welcome. However, the School also has a legal duty of care for the health, safety, security and wellbeing of all pupils and staff.

COVID-19 Update

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, if you answer is yes to any of the following simple screening questions, please email visitors@chschool.co.uk to postpone your visit.

Visitor Screening Questions:

  • Have you or any member of your household or support bubble tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days?
  • Are you or any member of your household or support bubble showing any COVID- 19 symptoms?
  • Are you currently waiting for a test or test results for COVID-19?
  • Have you been contacted by an NHS contact tracer and advised to self-isolate?
  • Have you entered the UK from any country requiring you to follow quarantine rules?

About 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms but can still infect others and so we recommend that a rapid lateral flow test is conducted on the morning of your visit and that you postpone if you test positive.

CHS is committed to the safety and wellbeing of its pupils. Safeguarding them from harm is the School’s highest priority.

To facilitate a visit to our School, we would like to draw your attention to the following:

  • Please use the intercom on the gates and explain to our Reception team who you are, and who you are visiting. You will be guided on how to sign in at Reception, where you will be issued with a visitor’s ID badge / visitor sticker which should be kept visible at all times whilst in School. The member of staff you are visiting will then collect you from Reception and accompany you during your visit.  You must remain with your host unless you have prior DBS clearance, and it has been agreed that you can be unaccompanied.
  • If you are spectating at a sporting event you may be asked to sign in with the sports team so, please proceed directly to the appropriate venue/pitch and remain in the designated areas.
  • Please only use the toilet facilities designated “Staff & Visitors”. These will be clearly marked, but please ask a member of staff if you are unsure.

Important Information for Visitors

  • Our Reception team will provide all visitors with a“Safeguarding and Evacuation Procedures” leaflet to read.  This leaflet provides guidance on how to ensure your relationship with pupils remains professional.  It also contains information on our Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures. The leaflet provides further information for Visiting Speakers, and guidance on the use of IT whilst on site.  If you require the use of our IT facilities, please let us know in advance so a guest login can be set up for you.  Please note that your activity on this login will be monitored and any alerts will be dealt with accordingly.
  • Please do not take photographs of pupils without explicit permission from a member of staff.
  • If for whatever reason you are concerned about a pupil in School, please let the member of staff you are visiting know to contact the Safeguarding Team. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Susan James.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the Emergency Action Plan Notices which are displayed at emergency call points. In the event of an evacuation, the member of staff you are visiting, or the sports team, will guide you to the appropriate assembly area.
  • The School has a First Aid Centre, please let the member of staff you are visiting know if you require First Aid or other medical care.
  • Smoking is not permitted on any part of the School campus.
  • Dogs are not allowed on site.
The primary access point for contractors and deliveries is through the Claremont Road entrance using the postcode SK8 6EG; unless other arrangements have been made with the Estates Manager or Senior Operations Manager.
Contractors’ vehicles must not enter the School site until they have signed in. Please report to a member of the Estates Team or the reception in The Lodge for further instruction on delivering to, or working on our site.
As we have a legal duty of care for the health, safety, security and wellbeing of all students and staff we would like to draw your attention to some general information for visitors. Contractors working on site will be given a more detailed induction by the Estates Manager or another member of the Estates Team.
Please note that the School does not accept liability for any vehicles or contents parked on the site. During term time,

delivery vehicles can enter the School’s vehicle-free areas until 7.30am, but after this time must be escorted by a member of staff and are not allowed to park in the vehicle-free areas unless agreed by the Estates Manager, and a permit is displayed. A 5 mph speed limit must be adhered to at all times.
For more information about site induction or our Contractor’s Code of Conduct please call the Estates Manager on 0161 488 3343 or the Caretaker on-duty on 07528 353482.