School Safety

Supervision of Playgrounds

An adult presence is provided in playgrounds at breaktimes in terms of the Schools Safety and Supervision of Pupils (Scotland) Regulations, 1990.


Safety and Protection of Children in the Playground

Parents/Carers and adults are advised of the following procedures currently in operation in St Conval’s Primary School.



  • Parents/ Carers may bring their children into the playground (Infant department) and remain with them until the class teachers collect them .
  • Parents/Carers/Adults remain outside the gate in the middle and upper school.
  • Inclement weather – entry to school from 8.50am.
  •    P1-3 can be accompanied to the Primary 3 entrance.
  •    P4-7 enter by their usual entrance.
  • Parents/Carers should not use the playground as a short cut.


Afternoon (after 3pm)

  • Primary 1 parents/carers are asked to collect their children from the Primary 1 exit.
  • Primary 2 and 3 parents/carers should wait in the infant playground.
  • Primary 4-7 are responsible and should be met at the designated gate.
  • Children should return immediately to their class teacher if a parent/carer is not present.
  • Children should then be collected from the school office.

These measures should ensure that parents/carers can feel confident that all children are safe and secure.


Bad Weather

In inclement weather, the children will be allowed to enter the school from 8.50am. The children are supervised until the teachers arrive in class. The children’s behaviour is expected to be good at this time and all children are supervised indoors during wet intervals.

If your child has to leave the school during normal school hours please arrange to collect your child from the school office. If, for any reason, dismissal times are changed (eg before a holiday period) parents/carers will be notified in writing, usually one week in advance. In the event of an emergency, such as fire, children will be taken to St Mary’s Church Hall and dismissed from there at the normal time.


In Emergencies

We make every effort to maintain a full educational service, but on some occasions circumstances arise which lead to disruption. Schools may be affected by, for example, severe weather, temporary interruption of transport, power failures or difficulties of fuel supply. In such cases we shall do all we can to let you know about the details of closure or re-opening. We shall keep you informed by using letters, notices in local shops and community centres, announcements in local places of worship and announcements in the press, local radio and via social media.



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