Security and Safety:
Level 1 and 2 security measures were in place at all Discovery Schools since 2007 following an in-depth assessment of the security preparedness by a leading security consultancy. In the wake of more recent events, these measures have been upgraded to Level 3 and implemented.
The security measures include:
- Development of Standard Operating Procedures to use as guidelines
- Installation of a CCTV monitoring system across all schools
- Armed guards
- Hand-held scanners
- Raising perimeter walls
- Screening visitors through appointments and registering at the time of entry/exit
- Improved lighting at night
- Uninterrupted power supply for security apparatus plus generators
- Walk-through gates
- A dedicated Security Supervisor in each school
Health and Safety
Beaconhouse place the utmost importance on students’ physical and psychological welfare. This can only be achieved with parental support and cooperation. In this regard, parents must ensure that their children are properly vaccinated and, if they are required to observe a quarantine period due to any reason, notify the school accordingly. To prevent other children from falling ill, parents should ensure that their child returns to school only after they are fully recovered.
Beaconhouse offers comprehensive Child Protect Policy to ensure students’ physical and emotional care and wellbeing. In order to promote holistic development of the child we offer Physical, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE) curriculum of international standards and regularly offer PSHE lessons in all our Early Years, Primary and Middle Schools. Students are becoming more aware, questioning and reviewing, and choosing more positive directions for their lives as a result of PSHE.
Schools have basic first-aid facilities. In the event of an emergency, the child is taken to the nearest hospital and every effort is made to inform the parents/guardians of the child immediately. The school, however, does not accept any responsibility or liability for providing such care.
Assessment and Reporting
Our Discovery Schools offer IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme. Assessment for the IB Diploma Programme is conducted by school in collaboration with the International Baccalaureate. The Discovery Centre is the only Beaconhouse School offering Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE IGCSE examinations in Karachi.