Health and Safety
Every effort is made to ensure the health and safety of the children, staff and visitors at our school. Fire drills are held each term. We have several qualified First Aiders on our staff.
If your child becomes ill or has an accident whilst at school every effort will be made to contact you or the nominated contact person, if we feel it is appropriate. If we are unable to contact you, we will ensure your child’s health and safety by seeking medical advice or attention if necessary.
In line with Department of Health advice, if a child vomits or has diarrhoea they should be kept away until they have had a clear period of 48 hours - with no further occurrence of the incident.
If your child is ill and unable to attend school please inform us by telephone or letter. If your doctor says that your child is fit to be at school but still needs medication please come in and complete a consent form (available at the School Office). Medicine must be named and clearly marked with the dosage and should be handed in to Mrs. Eckersley, our School Secretary by a responsible adult, not your child.
Specific conditions such as Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy or Allergies should be discussed with the Headteacher so that we can be fully informed and respond sensitively to your child’s needs.
In order to prevent the incidence of Head Lice, you are asked to check your child’s hair weekly and inform us of any treatment that has been needed.
Whatever the situation we always put your child’s welfare, safety and feelings first. It is important, however, that you support us by making sure we have up-to-date contact details. Please let us know straight away of any changes to telephone numbers, addresses or contact people.
Safeguarding of Children
For the safety and protection of your children, we have a duty of care which means that we have to report any cases where a child may be at risk. We follow Inter-Agency guidelines – these are detailed in our Safeguarding Policy. If you would like to see this, a copy is available in the School Office.
We encourage children to develop healthy eating habits during their time at school. Each day children are given a piece of fruit. This is provided by the Fruit for Schools scheme for children in Key Stage 1 and through school budget for children in Key Stage 2.
Milk is sold at school. Children under 5 receive free school milk. Other children can buy milk on a half-termly basis. If you would like your child to have milk please complete a form from the School Office.
Water is also available to children throughout the day. We ask you to provide a named bottle with a ‘sports’ top so that your child has their own bottle to use during lesson time and lunchtime. Please do not send other drinks to school – these will be returned.