Safeguarding and Health & Safety
Safeguarding and Child Protection
We take the safety of our pupils very seriously and follow Government guidance; all adults who will be in regular contact with children receive enhanced DBS checks. If you have concerns about the safety of a child please speak to Mrs Ryan (Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Mrs Plowright (Lions’ class teacher and Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead). If your concerns relate to online safety please speak to Miss Smith (Tigers’ class teacher).
Online safety is a recurring topic across the school. It is vital that children understand how to use the internet safely, and who to talk/not talk to. If you or your child is concerned about Online safety, or you would like to find out more, please visit the website:
If your child is concerned about anything on they see on the internet, they must click on this link and tell an adult straight away.
Accidents and Illness
When an accident occurs simple first aid is given at school. Every member of staff is qualified in emergency first aid. In cases of emergency we do all we can to contact parents. If we fail in this and the child’s condition causes us concern, then we will call a doctor or an ambulance.
The school, in accordance with current policy, will only administer medications which have been prescribed by a doctor, we can not administer over the counter medication. Please refer to the medical policy for further information, Medical Policy.
School Health Service
All schools are supported by the School Nursing Team. Children will be seen by their School Nurse on several occasions – for a health interview, vision and hearing tests.
We encourage children to keep healthy through active and co-operative play. We offer a variety of fun and healthy activities for playtimes including skipping, ball games, dressing up days, short tennis and playing with hoops. Three lunchtimes a week we have a ‘Stay Active’ lunchtime club that all children are welcome to participate in. One lunchtime a week we have training sessions for pupils who represent the school team. These are led by a qualified PE coach.
Children also learn that being healthy doesn’t just involve being physically active but includes a balanced healthy diet, keeping their bodies clean and their mental health.
Fruit and Water
All our Reception and Key Stage 1 children are offered a piece of fruit or vegetable at morning break time. Key Stage 2 pupils are allowed to bring in their own healthy snack. Our children are encouraged to drink water regularly and have their own water bottle in class. Re-usable bottles are available to buy from the school office.