Badges are supplied to all staff, visitors and sixth form. Weeks later it paid off as we caught someone snooping around without a badge. They are strongly recommended not just for safeguarding children, but property as well which may help swing your cause.
@smitho1990 They are called Vericool - VeriCool - School Reception
All of our staff and students have college issued ID. The cards are Salto cards, the staff use them for access control and the students use them for e-registration and to a lesser extent access control too. Plans are afoot to use them for cashless catering as well.
Well today I have been asked to go with Year 5 for their swimming lessons as I am one of only 4 male staff members (ooh that sound rude now I read it back).
Last time I went and stood outside the boys changing room I felt very uncomfortable as people were clearly wondering why I was there and looking at me rather suspiciously.
It occurs to me that if I was wearing an official looking school ID badge then perhaps people would not be so suspicious...although nobody actually challenged me as to why I was there :)