Safety and Welfare
As a school, we have clear expectations about the absolute right of children to feel safe and to be safe both inside and outside this school environment. We believe that to do this, agencies and professionals must work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children at all times. In the event of any welfare or safeguarding concern, we will always involve the appropriate agencies.
Illness and Accidents
Many of our staff have first aid training and so will administer treatment in the case of a minor injury. If a child becomes ill, we will call the adults listed on the contact details you have provided. An ambulance will always be called as a precautionary measure if we suspect something more serious.
Medicine at School
It is the school policy not to administer any medication to a child other than those with a long term Health Care Plan.
Children who have experienced vomiting or diarrhoea due to a bug or virus must stay at home for the next 48 hours to prevent the spread of sickness.
We pride ourselves on caring for each child and looking after the welfare of all. A Student Welfare Group, consisting of a Lead Teacher, SENCO and other relevant parties, has been set up and meets regularly to ensure our more vulnerable children are properly provided for and monitored. This may be on a long-term basis or to meet a short-term need.
As well as this, the school works closely with a number of external agencies:
- The School Nurse
The school nurse visits regularly and tests weight, height, vision and checks the children’s general health.
- The Audiometrician
The audiometrician visits once a year to test the hearing of children in reception classes. You will be notified following the visit if treatment is needed.
- The School Dentist
The school dentist visits the school once a year to check the five year olds. You will be notified following the visit if treatment is needed
- The Educational Psychologist
We call on these professionals when there are severe learning difficulties or behavioural problems. This is only done with the consent of the child’s parents.
- The Speech Therapist
The speech therapist is called upon when a child has speech problems. This is only done with the consent of the child’s parents.
- The Education Welfare Officer (EWO)
Our EWO will follow up concerns if attendance or punctuality are below expected
School Community Worker
We are really fortunate to have Mrs Sally Sibley working with our local community to provide support and guidance. She is employed by Bristol Diocese and has experience working with individual children and families. If we identify a family who may benefit from either some physical help or some emotional support, we will ask for your permission to contact her. However, families can contact her directly. Copies of her leaflet can be found in the school foyer.