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Inspection of Standards for British Schools Overseas
confirmed that they are encouraged to contribute views on the operation of boarding provision and
are able to raise concerns and complaints and were able to indicate changes that had been made in
response to their concerns.
Section 3 of this report provides a more detailed evaluation of the quality of the pupils’ personal
development and the factors which contribute to their development.
Part 3 – Welfare, health and safety of pupils
The standards relating to welfare, health and safety [paragraphs 6–16] are met.
2.10 Appropriate arrangements are in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils at the school
and such arrangements take account of Kenyan law and have regard to guidance in the United
Kingdom. The schools ensure that staff training enables pupils to be listened to and provided with
early help. The particular vulnerability of those with SEND is acknowledged and allowances are made
for them. The senior and prep schools have a designated safeguarding lead (DSL) who are assisted by
deputies (DDSLs), one of whom has responsibility for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), all of
whom have an up-to-date level of training for their roles. All teaching and auxiliary staff, receive
annual training appropriate to their roles from the DSL, supplemented by regular on-line training
including a ‘child protection for international schools’ module. All new staff receive appropriate
induction training which includes the school safeguarding policy, information about the identity and
role of the DSLs, the staff code of conduct, whistle-blowing procedures and acceptable use of
technologies. Pupils receive suitable guidance relating to issues that might affect their welfare, health
and safety though the PSHE programme, assemblies and tutor time.
2.11 Procedures to promote good behaviour are understood by pupils and staff and are implemented
effectively. A suitable system of rewards celebrates pupils’ success, efforts and achievements, and
appropriate sanctions are applied if the need arises. Records are kept of all behavioural issues, and
these are effectively monitored in order to identify any trends. Bullying including cyber bullying is
prevented as far as is reasonably practical.
The school complies with relevant health and safety laws and fire safety standards including those
which apply in Kenyan law. Record keeping is thorough and shows that there is an effective overview
of health and safety procedures. Fire drills are carried out regularly, including for the boarding houses
and are suitably recorded. There is a suitable system for the provision and maintenance of emergency
routes and exits and effective maintenance programme for fire detectors, alarms and extinguishers.
Pupils of all ages are appropriately supervised throughout the school day and on school trips. The
premises are maintained to a suitable level of safety and hygiene and admission attendance registers
are appropriately maintained. The school has appropriate policies for first aid and their effective
implementation. A small minority of pupils in the questionnaire stated that first aid treatment was not
always prompt; however, pupil discussions and records showed that pupils who are ill or injured are
almost always treated in a timely and appropriate manner. A suitable programme of risk assessments
have been drawn up for all areas of the prep and senior schools and any related activities pupils
Part 4 – Suitability of staff, supply staff, and proprietors
2.13 The standards relating to the suitability of those in contact with pupils at the school [paragraphs
17–21] are met.
2.14 School carries out the required checks on staff, proprietors and any other adults working at the school
to ensure suitability to work with children, in line with Kenyan local requirements and guidance issued
to schools in the UK. A suitable single central register appointments is maintained which details the
recruitment checks undertaken. Staff files include all the required documentation.
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St Andrew’s School – Turi – Kenya – March 2022