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Pupil Welfare & Safety

Caring for our Pupils

Children come to school to learn.  A contented and secure child learns efficiently and well.  In addition to organising lessons, we have to pay attention to the personal needs and well being of each child on their journey through our school.  Providing this support, help and guidance is our way of ensuring that each of our pupils achieves personal excellence and recognition and makes the most of the many opportunities the school has to offer.  Our system of pastoral care aims therefore, to make sure that each child enjoys a successful career at school.


Child Protection Liaison Officer

A senior member of the school's leadership team is designated to take the lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, providing advice and support to other staff, liaising with the local authority, and working with other agencies.  This role is also supported by several Deputy CPLOs.


Medication

If your child needs to take medicine during the school day for chronic or life threatening conditions e.g. asthma or diabetes, we will make arrangements for this.  You will be asked to give clear, written instructions for the administration of such medicines and your written consent.  
If your child needs other medicines such as antibiotics, cough medicines etc they will often be unfit to attend school.  However, if they are fit enough to attend school and need medicines at regular intervals, we must ask you arrange to visit school to give such medicines yourself.


Accidents

It is important that we are able to contact parents quickly if your child has an accident in school which needs medical treatment, as most doctors and hospitals are reluctant to give such treatment without parental consent. 
Please ensure that we have up-to-date information about where you can be contacted during the school day.  To inform school of any change of address or contact numbers, please download and return the data collection form from our school website.


Medical Appointments

If your child has a medical appointment during the school day, please inform school two days before with proof of the appointment.  Pupils may be taken out of school for medical appointments provided that attempts have been made to arrange the appointment outside of the school day. 


School Nurse

If you have any worries or concerns about your child, the school nurse may be able to assist you.  The nurse has close links with doctors, teachers, health visitors and other agencies.  Any information you give about your child is regarded as confidential.  To get in touch with the school nurse, please contact the school office.


School Crossing Warden

Our crossing patrol warden, Jim, is on duty on Cedar Road at the following times:
  • 8:35 am to 9:00 am
  • 3:05 pm to 3:25 pm
We would like to remind parents to park considerately (i.e. not to block the driveways of residents on Cedar Road) and even more importantly, for the safety of our pupils, to avoid parking or even pulling over on the yellow school markings.

Access to the school car park is difficult and there are a limited number of spaces during the school day.  Parents are politely requested to park considerately on Cedar Road rather than use the school car park.

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L Ross,
20 Oct 2017, 02:16