St Michael's
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Safeguarding Incidents

Friday 25 October 2019: at 8.55am a student was walking down Jubilee Street in the direction of the Sandwell Community School (West Bromwich campus) when a car pulled up next to her with two men inside. The passenger shouted to her to "get in" - the student ignored him and carried on walking. The men continued to shout, then they drove away. The driver was an Asian male with brown eyes and a “slit” in his eyebrow, black hair and a skin‑fade hair cut [the top was longer, combed up and back]. He was of slim build, with "broad shoulders”. The passenger was an Asian male, approximately mid to late late 20s. The car was described as a small white three‑door car with tinted windows and a “wide bumper”: make and model unknown. The police have been informed. Reported by Sandwell Community School.

Wednesday 23 October: at approximately 9.30 am, four students were followed by a male from the Tesco Express (top of Bristnall Hall Road) towards Bristnall Hall Academy. The man was shouting at the students. The students rang the police who advised them to go to school and stayed on the phone to them until they had arrived safely at school. A member of staff confirmed safe arrival to the police. The man was described as Asian, with a goatee beard and wearing a grey tracksuit. Reported by Bristnall Hall Academy. 

Tuesday 22 October: students reported that at 3 pm a metallic (silver/gold) coloured car stopped in front of them and said to one of the students, "get in my care". There were two males in the car. The driver was described as white with grey hair and the passengers was black, wearing a black cap. Reported by St Michael's Church of England High School. 

Monday 21 October 2019: reports have been received about a dark colour Range Rover driving around outside the Academy and the two occupants acting suspiciously. The driver was described as a white male, shaven head, mid-20s to early 30s, and the passenger, an Asian male, short dark hair with some facial hair, early 20s.Also, a student was approached on the way to the Academy by a man, in a Range Rover, who had blocked the path. Police and parents have been informed. Reported by Q3 Academy, Great Barr.

Monday 21 October 2019: at 10.30am, a man was on the school site, by the student gate, looking at the students and possibly taking pictures. When he was approached he said that he was visiting from China. He was described as, short in height, approximately 50 years old and of stocky build. He was wearing a dark brown jacket, dark trousers and reactive glasses. Reported by St Michael's Church of England High School.

Friday 18 October: a student was stopped by a man in a car on the way home and asked if he wanted a lift home. The man was described as white, early 20’s, clean shaven and average build. He was wearing a grey cap and was driving a silver hatchback with a learner plate on the back. The police have been notified.

Friday 18 October: Brandhall Primary Schooll received a telephone call from a member of the public who said that a man in a silver car had approached her daughter as she was waiting to be picked up by a coach on Wolverhampton Road in Oldbury. The man had offered her a lift and said he “was going to Brandhall”. She declined and he drove off.

Monday 7 October 2019: between 8am and 8.30am an unknown male followed a Year 12 student along Pearson Street, Cradely Heath, towars Old Hill Church, where she met her cousin. When she reached the church, the man asked her the time, just as he cousin arrived. Both girls carry on walking. The man followed them. Both girls ran aroudn the church and the man continued to follow them. The girls entered a local shop, near Old Hill Primary School, and they waited in the shop for 5-10 minutes before the shopkeeper informed them that the man had left and they were safe to continue to school. The man was described as white, average height, with dark hair and dark stubble, wearing a navy blue coat with a hood, black joggers and white trainers and carrying a blue plastic carrier bag. The police have been informed. 

Thursday 3 October 2019: at approximately 8.15am three students were approached by 4 or 5 men, who made an inappropriate comment to them. The men followed the students down Myvod Road. The men were described as approximately 40 years old, two had black hair and two had brown hair. All were wearing baggy clothing: one was wearing a brown jacket, one was wearing a black “puffy” jacket and two wearing black coats. The police have been notified. Reported by Stuart Bathurst Catholic High School. 

Thursday 19 September 2019:  at 5.40pm, an unknown adult male gained entry to The Meadows School via reception. When challenged, he said that he was looking for his child. The name he gave was not a child at the school. As the school is used for a youth club on Thursdays, he was asked if the child may be there. The child was not there. The man then asked questions about the youth club. The man was of a similar description to the one reported by The Westminster School last Wednesday. He had arrived in a white van with another male who remained in the van. The police have been informed. Reported by the Meadows School.

Thursday 19 September: at 9.05am, a student was followed by a man driving a silver Toyota Yaris car. He was described as Asian, “stocky” build, with black hair. He appeared to be quite tall, but was slouched in the car seat. He was wearing a grey t-shirt. The police have been informed. Reported by Bristnall Hall Academy. 

Wednesday 18 September 2019: at 3.35pm, a student saw and heard a man shouting at children from his car, and talking about drugs. This took place on the Wolverhampton Road, near The Wernley public house. The man was described as “skinny” build, in his late 30s, and approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was wearing a cap and driving a light peach colour Alfa Romeo. The police have been informed.Reported by Q3 Academy, Langley.

Wednesday 18 September 2019: at approximately 11:50 am, a man came into the reception of The Westminster School, asking for details of break times and home times. He said that his 21 year old daughter was studying maths and English at the school and he asked to see her. (The school does not have any 21 year old students.) The man became aggressive and was escorted from the premises. He was described as a tall white male, bald, in his late 40s, wearing a red coat and blue jeans. The incident has been reported to the policy by the school.