Keeping Havering Sixth Form College safe
Our most recent College survey confirmed that almost all of our students ‘feel they are learning in a safe environment’.
We pride ourselves on remaining one of the safest colleges in London, supported by CIS Security and an ID policy that ensures we know that everyone on site has a right to be here.
From time to time we arrange, in conjunction with the Police, visits to check that no illegal substances or weapons are being brought onto site. This week we arranged a visit from police Youth Engagement Officers together with a search dog and we are delighted to report that no students were found in possession of drugs.
The police officers stood at the main College gates with Milo, a black Labrador dog trained to use his senses to detect illegal substances, on the morning of Wednesday 29th November.
Assistant Principal Ian Budge said: “Some colleges have problems with drugs being brought onto site, but in comparison we do very well. However, we must make sure that students know how seriously we take the issues of drugs and prohibited items. It was pleasing that the vast majority of students cooperated in a very mature way.”
Pictured above with Milo the black Labrador are, left to right, PC Harinder Sanghera, PC Gary Samuels, College CIS Security Supervisor Peter Fayers and PC Rob Newton
“Students’ behaviour at college is good. They are well behaved and courteous, respecting staff and other students, responding well to the college’s clear and high expectations.” - OFSTED 2017