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New Visitor Sign-in Platform to Enhance Safety at John Gray and Clifton Hunter High Schools

Education 12 Oct, 2023 Follow News

Data Manager/ Teacher Mr. Troy Alleyne (l) tests the new visitor sign-in platform shortly after its installation at the Clifton Hunter High School. He is guided by Assistant ICT Manager Mr. Nicholas McLean (r).

The new digital display kiosk at Clifton Hunter High School.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new visitor sign-in platform at John Gray and Clifton Hunter High Schools.

The platform, installed on Friday, September 29, will be introduced in all Cayman Islands Government Schools by the end of the year. The platform is designed to enhance the safety and security of the school environment by efficiently managing and monitoring the entry and exit of visitors.

Upon arrival at schools, visitors will be directed to sign in at a digital display kiosk. Information regarding expected conduct on the school campus is presented for the visitor to read and acknowledge. The platform will then generate a visitor badge, which includes the visitor’s name, photo and the date and time of their visit. Visitors must wear their badges at all times while on the school campus.

“The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority,” said Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Minister for Education. “The new visitor sign-in app is one of the steps we are taking to ensure a safe and secure school environment.”

The MOE tested the sign-in app at the Education Professionals’ Welcome in August, successfully registering more than 900 educators and other guests in attendance.

Educator Ms. Jacynth Tibbetts, assigned to the Early Intervention Programme, commented, “I found the new visitor sign-in app efficient. It reduced my wait time to enter the event with quick QR code scanning and photo verification. Its ability to take photos will also enhance safety and security on school premises by informing staff who is on-site. Overall, I found the app effective and prompt, and I believe others will be excited to use it for similar events.”

In addition to introducing the new sign-in app, the MOE has implemented several other measures to enhance school safety, including the Teach Team Positive Behaviour Management Training Programme, child safeguarding training modules, and the development of the Anti-bullying (Schools) Policy.

Learn more about the various MOE programmes and initiatives at www.gov.ky/education .

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