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Safeguarding and Child Protection

The safety and welfare of our students is of paramount importance to us at Al Shohub and we do everything within our means to ensure our school environment is safe and secure for all of our students. Listed below are ways in which we ensure our students at Al Shohub are kept safe within the school environment:

  • All employees working within the school must go through appropriate police checks on appointment to the school
  • All employees complete the online courses ‘Safeguarding Young People Level 2’ and ‘Child Protection in International Schools’ as a minimum requirement
  • All employees must adhere to all policies relating to Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • The school has a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), plus three Assistant Designated Safeguarding Leads, all of whom have completed face-to-face Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Officer training
  • The school site is secured with a security team at the main entrance of the school and two sets of doors in order to enter
  • All visitors to the school must sign in and provide identification; they are then met and escorted by a member of staff
  • The Foundation Stage section of the school has password protected entrances and exits, held only by employees

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Guidelines for using the bus service

Any student who travels on the bus must adhere to the School Behavioral Policy as they would at school. Students who do not adhere to the policy will be permanently excluded from the bus service.

  • It is the parents’ responsibility to contact the Bus Assistant if the student can not take the bus for any reason (e.g. illness)
  • It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure an approved adult accompanies the student at the pick-up and drop-off point at the designated time. The school bus will not wait for late students.
  • Students should sit as quickly as possible upon entering the bus, in the assigned seat.
  • Safety belts should be worn at all times on the bus.
  • Students should not stand or move while the bus is in motion.
  • Students should listen to the Bus Assistant at all times and follow instructions given.
  • Students should not distract the Bus Driver.
  • Only authorised adults are permitted to travel on the school bus.
  • Students should respect the rights and well being of all other students, the Bus Assistant and Bus Driver at all times. Bullying in any form will not be tolerated.
  • Should a student require an age appropriate booster seat this should be provided by parents in line with UAE guidelines and size specifications.
  • School bags should be stored safely under the seat and items are not left in the aisle.
  • Indecent conduct or loud, disruptive or profane language will not be permitted.
  • Play fighting and/or rough play is not permitted at any time.
  • Any damage or vandalism will be paid for by the offender(s).
  • Windows and doors are to be opened or closed only with the permission of the Bus Assistant.
  • If allowed, windows should only be opened to the indicated safety line.
  • All parts of the student’s body shall remain inside the bus at all times.
  • Pets are not allowed on the school bus under any circumstances.
  • Students should not enter or leave the bus until it has come to a complete stop.
  • The school does not have any responsibility for students once they have left the school bus at the designated drop point.
  • Any requests to change to another bus should be submitted in writing using the Bus Request Form. Please note a permanent change can only be effective depending on availability.