In line with the policy of maximising the potential of
each pupil the school recognises that it has a
responsibility to do everything possible to care for
each pupil’s physical and emotional well-being.
The school will endeavour to provide a comfortable
and safe environment for learning.
All staff members both teaching and non-teaching
recognise their responsibility in meeting the pastoral
needs of every child. Class teachers are obviously
best placed to resolve the worries of new pupils
and to relieve their anxieties.
The Principal will be grateful for information about any difficult
home circumstances which may be causing distress or
anxiety. The school has a designated and deputy designated
teacher for child protection.
Parents and children are notified of these designated teachers at
the beginning of the school year. They are also identified on
signs displayed prominently within the school and on the website.
Children and parents with concerns in this area should contact
either of these teachers. The school’s full child protection policy
is available for inspection in school.
CLASSROOM/BUS BUDDIES FOR NEW PUPILS
When a new pupil arrives in the school he/she is assigned a ‘Buddy’ to support them in school and/or on the bus
travelling to and from school. This support is available for as long as is required, though most pupils settle easily
within the first week.
Minor first aid will be administered in school by our designated First Aid officer. Children who appear to be sick during
school hours are allowed to rest in the office area, if the complaint appears to be a minor one.
If their condition fails to improve parents will be contacted and asked to bring such children home.
In the case of acute illness or injury we would consult the local doctor and inform parents as quickly as possible.
In an emergency, expert medical advice will be sought and appropriate urgent action taken.
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It is important that parents inform the school of any medical condition a pupil may have and any necessary
procedure to follow. Teachers are not permitted to administer medicine. Any parent wishing to request that
medicine be administered to their child during the school day must contact the principal who will explain if this
is possible and the procedure which must be followed.
A copy of our policy on meeting medication needs of pupils is available on request.
Visits by Medical Staff
The school doctor and nurses visit the school for medical examinations, sight and hearing tests.
The school dentist also visits.
Parents are informed beforehand of medical inspections.