Safer Schools Officer
Orion Academy are fortunate to have strong links with Thames Valley Police, through the Safer Schools Officer.
PC Russell Massie attends Orion once per week to discuss any issues that may be affecting the students, either in academy or at home. PC Massie’s role is to support students, parents and staff in a variety of ways. Many students request to talk with PC Massie about issues, and often PC Massie is able to form a link between the police, pupils, their parents and other external agencies. PC Massie also offers to the academy a number of other supportive measures such as:
- Restorative Approaches meetings
- Post exclusion back to school meetings
- Anti-bullying talks
- Gun and knife crime talks
- Drugs awareness talks
This is an important role and one which staff, parents and pupils value highly. PC Massie is based at St Aldates Police Station, Oxford.