As a result of the Paris attacks we have had quite a lot of student and parent questions about security and how everyone is kept safe at College. We have been thinking about what we can do and have decided that one thing we can do immediately is to ask students to wear their college badges, as staff all do.
This means that we will be easily able to see who is a member of staff (blue lanyard), who is a student/apprentice (black lanyard) and who is a visitor (red lanyard). The only place you would expect to see people without one of these lanyards is between the back gate and Aspire, as customers come in to the restaurant or the salon. Anywhere else the lanyard should be visible and we should challenge anyone who is not wearing one.
We have discussed doing this mid-year, and everyone feels it is the right thing to do. We all understand that there are times (in workshops or kitchens or salons) where it is not appropriate to be wearing your badge, but as people leave those environments they should put their badge back on.
We hope that you understand why we are doing this, and that you support this change.