Health & Safety

Accidents

Occasionally accidents occur at school.  If your child is injured, first aid may be administered at school and you will be informed of the occurence.  If the staff believe that a visit to the hospital is necessary, then you will be contacted; that is why it is essential we are given an emergency contact number.  If you cannot be contacted then we will ensure that your child is accompanied to the hospital and returned home.  PLEASE KEEP YOUR CONTACT NUMBER UP TO DATE.

Please see the link below for a copy of our Head Injury Instructions letter. 

Head Injury Instructions

Infectious Illnesses

To help prevent the spread of infectious illnesses, please refer to the Guidance on infection control document below which outlines the period which your child should avoid coming to school if they should contract such an illness.

Guidance on infection control

Safety

There is a fire drill at least every 6 months.  A record is kept of how long it takes to vacate the building.  The police and road safety experts visit school to talk to the children about road safety, accident prevention and the dangers of speaking to strangers.  The Fire Service visits the school to talk about fire safety and other aspects of their work. 

Home Time

If you are unavoidably delayed and cannot collect your child at 3:15pm please let us know.  Your child will be supervised until you arrive.  If you have to send someone we do not know to collect your child, then we need to know in advance that this is going to happen and the name of the person who will collect your child.

Jewellery

The wearing of all jewellery is strongly discouraged.  Any item which could possibly create a safety hazard will not be permitted.  This particularly includes all earings, other than those of the stud variety which do not protrude below the earlobe.  All earings must be removed before PE lessons.  We suggest that you do not have your child's ears pierced mid-year.  Pupils must not wear rings at any time in school.

Medication

Medication of any kind from home is not administered in school.  If medication needs to be taken three times a day, then the afternoon dosage can be administered at home after school.  If four times a day is required, you can either call in to school and administer the medication yourself or keep your child at home until the treatment is completed.  This includes eye/ear drops, ointment or any other form of medication.

This does not apply to medication left permanently in school, such as inhalers and antidotes where there is a life-threatening condition or where a Health Care Plan is in place that has been drawn up by the School Nurse.

Money, Valuables, Toys etc.

Children must accept responsibility for any money or valuables brought to school, unless these are handed to a teacher for safe keeping.  Toys are not needed in school and we ask parents to ensure that these are never brought into school.  Pupils should not bring mobile phones into school.  They will be stored for safekeeping by staff if they are found on the premises but school cannot take responsibility if they go missing or are damaged.