Sunday, October 26, 2014

Good news on Harris Academy second School Crossing Patroller

As I mentioned earlier this month, I have, over a considerable period, pressed the City Council to provide a second School Crossing patroller in Lawton Road at the Harris Academy decant site, given the very large footfall (1000+ pupils) in the morning, lunchtime and at the end of the school day.

I have raised this at the Harris Academy Project Board and was given assurances that steps were being taken to recruit additional school crossing patrollers.

I have now been advised by the City Council's Head of Education (Secondary and Additional Support Needs) as follows :

"As far as I am aware, Tayside Contracts are confident that two SCPs will be in Lawton Road area when schools go back. 

They have now also filled all vacant posts depending on successful PVG checks.

With these posts now filled I understand they are now looking to establish a reasonable sized supply pool and are to be advertising again shortly."

I am pleased that, with the schools going back tomorrow, a further crossing patroller will be provided hopefully this coming week - it is needed at such a busy location given the large school roll at Harris Academy.