After the upsetting events of Monday night and the police activity in Wigan yesterday, some parents have contacted school this morning to share their concerns.
The appalling attack at the Manchester Arena last night is currently being treated as a suspected terrorist incident.
All our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones or been injured or traumatised. The police, hospitals, Council and emergency services are doing all they can to support them. As a Borough we will remain strong and it is more important than ever that our communities continue to support each other.
Our school leadership team will continue to ensure the safety of our children and security of our school building, and will remain vigilant at all times.
We appreciate these terrible events will be distressing your children and the school community. We will remain open as usual and we appreciate your support in keeping the day as calm and normal as possible for the children. We have access toCounselling and support services should anybody require this.
As we receive further information from Wigan Council, we will update parents/carers via our website.
I am advising you following a GM Gold Command meeting that there is an increased number of police, including armed patrols out in communities following yesterday’s incident. These are general patrols aimed at providing community reassurance and there is no need to be alarmed.
There is no intelligence relating to a threat to schools and GMP are not advising any schools to close.
In addition, the school has systems in place, so that should we need to contact parents in an emergency situation we can do this, even if we are away from school.
We can contact parents by text, Facebook and twitter from the school's IT systems; in addition, several key staff have the ability to access these systems from their own mobile phones. We also have evacuation and emergency procedures in place, and these have been practised in school.
However, I would reiterate the words of GMP that there are no threats to schools
Orrell Lamberhead Green is a school where everybody tries to be their BEST everyday; and because of this we are an Outstanding school.
This is a highly successful and happy school. It lives and breathes its motto of Believe Endeavour Succeed Together - Ofsted 2015
Our children achieve highly in National Tests- we've just received a letter form Nick Gibb congratulating us on achieving Maths outcomes in the top 2% of schools nationally. However, whilst high attainment is important to us,we are also incredibly proud of our pupils outstanding attitudes and the happy atmosphere created through positive relationships with all members of the school community.
Pupils thrive in a very caring and nurturing environment. Pupils feel safe because of the high quality of support and guidance they receive.
Pupils' highly positive relationships with adults help pupils to aim high and show perseverance and resilience in their learning
Relationships with parents are exceptionally positive and supportive. Parents are extremely appreciative of their partnership with school staff -Ofsted 2015
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