Some of you may have seen or heard reports about the CCTV system at Highfield Leadership Academy.

Firstly, we would like to reassure everyone that the health and safety of our students is our top priority, and that the issue with the CCTV system, which is operated by Eric Wright Facilities Management, affected a small number of cameras located outside of the school. These cameras only film external areas of the school site, which can already be seen from the street. At no time has it been possible to view the areas covered by internal cameras.

However, we take these matters very seriously and can confirm that Eric Wright Facilities Management undertook an immediate and thorough investigation in response to these reports. They rectified the matter and updated their processes so there can be no recurrence of this lapse. We have been given full assurances that there will be no repeat of this incident.

We hope this has reassured you, but we would like to reiterate that health and safety is paramount for us. We agree that, although the areas affected are external, such a lapse is unacceptable.

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