Junior Safety Officers
The Junior Safety Officer Scheme (JSOS) has been operating in the London Borough of Richmond for many years and is organised by the Richmond Safety Education Team. Twenty-nine primary schools now enjoy membership of the scheme and the newly appointed JSOs meet annually for the Junior Safety Seminar. The aim of the scheme is to increase safety awareness amongst pupils and encourage them to accept responsibility for keeping each other safe.
The Junior Safety Officers serve for a period of one academic year, during which time they work in close partnership with the Borough’s Safety Education Team to promote safety initiatives and cascade safety messages throughout the school. They have a display board in school that they manage and promote different competitions and messages.
The Junior Safety Officer’s role at St Edmund's is to:
- Promote pedestrian and cycle safety
- Raise awareness of personal safety, by identifying dangers
- Raise awareness of water safety
- Inform children of fire safety precautions