Health & Welfare

We are very proud of the fact that all of our teaching assistants are first aid trained. If your child becomes ill at school or sustains an injury they will be cared for in our medical room. If necessary parents will be informed and a decision with you will be made whether your child should remain at school. Parents will be informed of all head injuries via a phone call, conversation or letter dependant on the severity of the injury.

Telephone numbers

In case of an emergency, a telephone contact number must be provided for every child, (hospitals are unwilling to administer treatment if a parent is not present). Should either home or work telephone numbers change, please inform us immediately, as we like to be able to contact parents quickly. Information sheets, including telephone numbers, are to be filled in as soon as your child starts at our school and it is your responsibility to keep us up to date with your circumstances.

Sickness

If your child is sick at home please do not return them to school for at least 24hours.

Medicines

Prescribed medicines will only be administered to children at school if the medication has to be taken at least four times a day. Parents who wish prescribed medicines to be administered to their child at school must complete the appropriate documentation. This can be obtained from the school office.

However, this is at the discretion of the Headteacher.

Child Protection

The Area Child Protection Committee with members from Social Services, Health Departments, Police, NSPCC, The Education Department and others have published procedures on child protection. It is the duty of the school to follow these instructions. Parents/carers are informed as soon as possible.

No allegation made by a child will ever be ignored.

Once the referral has been made to Social Services, it is up to them to decide what action to take next. A copy of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is on the policies page of the website.