Health and Safety

Health information

When a child is first enrolled at the school, parents complete a health information sheet, giving details of any medical issues, including previous illnesses, food allergies or dietary requirements. It is important for us to have this information about each child’s requirements, together with emergency contact details.

Please keep the school informed of any updates to this information, as necessary, with the school office.

 

Medical

All children will have a regular medical inspection and a medical report will be supplied prior to the first day of school.  The doctor will administer all medicines.  It is essential that if your child has asthma, it is brought to our attention. An inhaler must be named, in date and be available for use at school. If a child is too young to be responsible for their inhaler, the spare should be kept in the medical room.

 

Mobile phones in School

Pupils should not have mobile phones with them at any time during the school day.  Every child, of age will be required to sign the school Mobile Phone Policy agreement.  If your child needs to bring his/her phone to school for any reason, this must be handed in to the school office on arrival and collected at the end of the school day.

 

Photographs and Publicity

From time to time, we update the photographs on the school’s website, to promote the school. Outside organisations will also ask for photographs, again when promoting the school. These photographs never include names of the children and individual photographs are discouraged; only group photographs are published wherever possible.

 

Emergency Contact

It is vital that we have accurate emergency contact numbers for parents/carers. The office must be informed of any changes to these numbers – particularly mobile phones – immediately. The school cannot be held responsible for the failure of parents to keep these records updated.

 

Class Teacher

Your child’s class teacher has initial, day to day responsibility for your child’s general welfare in school. The teacher should be your first point of contact if you have any concerns about your child at school. It is our policy that you request an appointment to see a Head via the Communication Book.  A choice of times will be given to you so that you are given time to fully discuss your concerns.  This will give you privacy and not take staff out of class when they should be delivering the curriculum.  We ask that you always treat all members of staff with respect and remember that they have your child’s best interests at heart.

 

Rewards

There is no formal reward and sanction system for Foundation and Reception pupils (Early Years) but the children are given lots of praise and encouragement, and motivational stickers or stamps may be used.

Older pupils are allocated a school “house” and are then awarded house points for work or for general helpfulness, tidiness and teamwork.  House points are accumulated, and a shield is presented to the winning house at the end of the school year. Weekly progress is announced during morning lines.

 

Forbidden Items

Pupils should only bring things to school which are necessary for their school day. We strongly recommend that pupils do not bring jewellery, money or items of value to school. The school accepts no responsibility for the loss or breakage of any personal belongings. Please find below a detailed list of forbidden items:

  •   candy/chocolate, chewing gum, crisps/chips and fizzy drinks (These items will not be returned to parents.)
  •   electronic games.
  •   toys and toy weapons (can be brought in upon request of the teacher)
  •   money unless requested by the school
  •   laptops, iPod and iPad (unless requested)
  •   laser pointers

 

Discipline

All punishments are considered in the light of the nature of the unacceptable behaviour, the context and the previous history. Generally, the following sanctions are appropriate:

 

  •   Verbal warning
  •   Loss of house points or sport points
  •   Withdrawal from break or lunchtime play
  •   Exclusion from certain activities
  •   Make up work if appropriate
  •   Report to the Head Teacher
  •   Write a letter of apology
  •   Positions of responsibility suspended
  •   Daily/weekly behaviour report
  •   Suspension for any forms of violence

 

Behaviour which breaks the school rules is always documented in school.  Students will receive 3 verbal warnings, prior to exclusion from certain activities including trips.  Internal school suspension will be implemented in cases of continual misbehaviour.  If a student’s bad behaviour continues, or is violent (e.g. hitting or kicking), parents will be asked to come and discuss the situation, ultimately leading to school exclusion.

Our in-house child Psychologist works closely with students and staff to assist where needed.

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