Health and Welfare

First Aiders

We have eleven members of staff who are qualified First Aiders.

Illness or Injury in School

Children who become unwell in school are cared for by the staff until they recover or can be taken home by parents.

If your child suffers a minor injury - a cut or a bruise - we administer simple first aid treatment. In the event of a more serious injury or the onset of any illness that might require medical attention beyond our scope and ability, we contact you to take him or her to your doctor or to the casualty department of the hospital.

However, if we suspect that an accident might have caused the fracture of a bone or some internal injury, we treat the case as an emergency and send for an ambulance to take the child to hospital. When this happens we contact parents immediately to give you full details of the accident and we ask you to go at once to the hospital to meet your child. Please therefore ensure that we have current information about where to contact you in an emergency.

Emergencies

Parents must ensure that the school has up to date information which will help speed contact if there should be a case of emergency or illness. Names and telephone numbers are vitally necessary, together with the name of the person to be contacted. It is important that the contact person is well known to the child and within easy access of the school.

Change of Address

Any change of address and/or telephone number must be notified in writing to the School office as soon as the family has moved into a new house. Also changes of parental work telephone numbers must be made available to the school and kept updated.

Clinic and Dental Appointments

A child can be released for a hospital or clinic appointment during the course of the day only when a written explanation is received in advance. Parents should come to the school office to collect the child.
All efforts should be made to book appointments outside school time or during holidays unless it is unavoidable.