SAFEGUARDING - HEALTH & SAFETY
This is a vital element of the curriculum where children learn the importance of keeping fit and which prepares them to lead a healthy lifestyle. Children cannot be excused from any form of P.E or swimming without a letter of explanation provided by a parent.
As stated above, for health and safety reasons we ask that pupils do not wear any jewellery during P.E lessons
Several children have pierced ears and I would make the following points with regard to the earrings themselves:
Earrings can be dangerous in a school situation and the school will not be held responsible for any damage caused to ears as a direct result from a child wearing them. In certain situations e.g. P.E. and swimming,
the class teacher will insist the earrings are removed for safety reasons.
If your child does have pierced ears, and wears earrings to school, they must be small studs - under no circumstances can fashionable earrings, such as hoops or droppers, be worn.
Due to health and Safety staff cannot remove pupil’s earrings
SEE APPENDIX B FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINE
SEE APPENDIX C FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Occasionally parents / guardians request that medicines be given to pupils during school hours.
Usually such requests can be accommodated when written permission is provided.
Staff will not be able to administer any medication without written parental consent.
Forms are available from the school office and on our website
In extreme cases school reserves the right to contact parents to come in to school to administer the medication.
To enable your child to receive an authorised absence please inform your child’s class teacher if he / she has a medical appointment e.g. to visit the doctor, dentist, hospital or clinic, during school hours, alternatively please ring the school and leave a message on the morning of the appointment.
Please note that no child will be allowed out of school without an adult to accompany them
SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE
The aim of the school health service is to promote the health and well-being of pupils. The children will undergo vision tests and hearing tests, parents will not need to be present on these occasions, but will be immediately informed by the school nurse if follow up treatment is necessary.
The school Nurse Team are also available to support parents and school with regard to advice and care in relation to pupil’s medical needs.
Basic First Aid is administered by trained first aiders at school when necessary. A record of all treatments is kept and where necessary parents are informed via a letter or phone call. All head injuries are reported to a parent or carer who will need to take the decision whether to follow the school’s advice or visit school to check their child. If an accident needs hospital attention we will contact you first. Please ensure information from you is up-to-date so that you can be contacted. The school ensures adequate provision of first aiders.
Head lice is a common problem in primary schools.
To support, it is advised that parents check their children’s hair weekly and brush their hair both morning and particularly at night. Research has shown that undertaking these activities of brushing and check, control of HEAD LICE is possible. Should you suspect head lice or have any other worries please let the school know immediately.
SEE APPENDIX D FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
DIARRHOEA OR VOMITING ILLNESS
If your child has had any incident of diarrhoea or vomiting, your child will have to be at least 48 hours absent from school from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting (This is a recommendation from the Health Service to control the spread of infection)
Please refer to appendix B for further NHS medical advice with regard to recommended length of absence for common illnesses from the NHS and appendix C for support in eradicating head lice
All forms of smoking is NOT permitted on school premises (including e-cigarettes)
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
Please ensure that your contact details are correct, and that the school is told about any health matters, especially allergies, relating to your child.