Important Safety Message

Please read this important safety message from our Executive Headteacher. We want to make you aware of concerns raised by a member of our school community.

Dear Parent/Carer

We want to make you aware of concerns raised by a member of our school community.

This morning, we received a phone call from a parent alerting us about some suspicious males approaching students as they walked home from a friend’s house in the local community last night. As a precaution the Police were immediately contacted. Our students’ safety is our top priority, and we will continue to inform parents and carers any time we learn of a situation regarding student safety. It is important that we make you aware, as this matter does affect the safety of all young people in our community.

Over the holiday, I would like to urge all parents to please stress to children the messages surrounding safety, as we will continue to do while they are in our care. Parents and carers need to make sure they agree clear times for their child to be home and to know where they are going and who they are with.

  • It is important that students try to walk in groups and in well-lit areas where it is easy to find help if needed whenever possible
  • If ever a student feels threatened for any reason, he or she should contact a trusted adult immediately
  • Students should always be aware of their surroundings and be extremely cautious if they come into contact with any unknown person in the community
  • Students should never get into the car of a stranger

If students or families see anyone behaving suspiciously, please phone the police on 101 or, in an emergency, 999.

We appreciate your continued support of The East Manchester Academy. Should you have any questions or concerns about this or any other school matter, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Patsy Kane OBE MA (Executive Headteacher)

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