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HEALTH & SAFETY

Health and safety of all children and staff is of paramount importance.

FIRE SAFETY / LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES

All staff and pupils have training in fire safety and lockdown procedures and each term we have emergency evacuation and lockdown practices. Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (P.E.E.Ps) are created as necessary for pupils/staff who may need support to exit the building during evacuations.

FIRST AID PROCEDURES

Sometimes accidents or illnesses do occur. When medical attention is needed, children are taken to an identified member of staff (qualified first-aider) All accidents are recorded and treatment administered in accordance with policy. Parents are notified as soon as possible when children are too ill to remain in school or when a serious accident occurs. Parents or carers are always informed in writing and by text message or phone call when children bump their heads. If parents cannot be contacted in an emergency a member of staff will either take the child to hospital or call for an ambulance.

MEDICINES IN SCHOOL

Only prescribed medicines for the child may be administered on completion of a permission form. All medicines should be brought to school by an adult and given to a member of staff. In the interest of safety children are not allowed to have throat pastilles or lozenges. Inhalers are kept in a secure area. In consultation with parents and health workers a health care plan is written for children who have medical needs.