Junior PCSO Pledge
I promise to serve West Midlands Police as a Junior PCSO with integrity and honour.
I will try my best at all times to be honest and trustworthy and to help everyone that I meet.
Thank you for Odd Socks!
On Tuesday 12th November Abbey held Odd Socks Day to support Anti-Bullying week 2019. Pupils wore ‘odd socks’ to celebrate what makes us all unique. Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. Together with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, Abbey pledged to show simple acts of kindness; showing compassion, smiling, being a good friend, listening to others and stopping to think before we say a hurtful word or hit ‘like’ on a hurtful social media post, can create a safe and happy school, for everyone.
At Abbey we have two anti-bullying messages; ‘Be A Buddy Not A Bully’ and ‘Abbey Let’s Start S.T.O.P’. The STOP message helps us to have an assertive phrase; ‘STOP! I don’t like that’. S.T.O.P helps us to define bullying; Several Times On Purpose and it helps children to decide what to do if they feel that they are being bullied; Start Telling Other People.
Thank you for all the children across the school for taking part in Road Safety Week 2019. This year the campaign encouraged children to think about how they walk, cycle or travel in cars to school safely.
The children were engaged with road safety issues that affect them directly; such being a good passenger in a car, using the green cross code and parking with consideration near the school .
The Abbey Junior PCSOs were joined by PCSO Pardoe and PCSO Bagnall for a safer parking patrol. We complete these patrols to offer a regular reminder to our parents and carers about safe parking near our school. The zig-zag lines outside the schools and the double lines with curb marking cannot be used for drop-offs or parking during the school day.
Let’s continue to work together to provide a safe environment for our children
Fizz Free February 2020
The Abbey Junior PCSOs launched an assembly to encourage children to give up on the their fizzy drinks during the month of February and look for healthier alternatives.
Children who would like to take part have been given a 'sugar tracker' to chart their progress. Anyone who would like to share their achievements will get a certificate to celebrate their lifestyle change.
Certificates will be awarded by the Junior PCSOs in March.
PCSO Meeting 9/3/2020 – Minutes of Meeting
2.45pm – 3.25pm
Attendance at meeting: Ayo, Chloe, Emily, Jenson, Riley, Ellissia, Arjun, Grace, Shae-Leigh and Mrs Flanagan
TF welcomed the group and thanked them for their on-going projects. The group discussed each current project and the impact:
Safeguarding Champions – TF asked if any children had approached them and used them to talk to about a safeguarding issue. The group said that children spoke to them but not about safeguarding issues. Next the group asked about a ‘Sandwell Safeguarding Champion badge’ – this had been a point of conversation previously. The group feel that they should have an Abbey Junior PCSO badge and an SSC badge to wear at all times. TF put it to the vote and the group majority voted on a badge that says Junior PCSO and Safeguarding Champion – Action TF to speak to RK.
Fizz Free February Certificates – Following the FFF launch in assembly the group had asked their class mates to hand in the FFF charts. For those who have been successful we have certificates. The group would like to hand them out in an assembly. Action: TF to hand them out in assembly.
Recycling Crisp Packets – The school are doing a great job in recycling the crisp packets with more and more children bringing them from home. To encourage this practice the PCSOs are going to deliver an assembly to the whole school. Action: Assembly on Monday 23rd March
PCSO Parking Patrols – with the prospect of warmer and drier weather the PCSOs will resume their parking patrols. Action: TF to give out dates and complete a risk assessment. Morning patrols to start at 8.30am and afternoon patrols to start at 3pm.
Introduce new initiatives:
Litter Watch – TF spoke about the PCSOs links with Litter Watch. The group will be in to do a workshop with our PCSOs, followed by a Litter Pick with WM PCSOs. Action: 20th April talk with Litter Watch and Litter Pick 1st May 2020 and a litter assembly on 28th April.
WOW Living Streets – Walk Once A Week - TF showed the children a video link on the WOW website and the team watched the engagement video. After watching the film, the team articulated what they understood of the project. They summarised:
Here is a link to the website:
The PCSO’s spoke about their understanding of the project and 7/8 Junior PCSOs voted to launch this in our school.
Action: assembly on 24th March 20209am AJS and 9.30am AIS with co-ordinator Ed Wicks. The next step is to the share the information video with the PCSOs and show it in assembly.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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