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Accidents

Accidents requiring a doctor’s attention do not often happen in school! However, we need to be able to contact you, or a person nominated as your emergency contact, at all times. Should your child have an accident in school, immediate First Aid will be given by a qualified member of staff. You will not be informed about minor injuries, but you will be informed of all head injuries. If your child has an accident and we consider a doctor’s attendance is necessary every effort will be made to contact you.

Should we fail to be able to do so a member of staff will accompany your child to see a doctor, either at the clinic or the hospital. Please inform the school promptly if there are any changes to your emergency contact details.

Medicines

School will only give medication with your written permission, on doctor’s orders, and where the daily dose is 4 times a day. Parents will be asked to sign a disclaimer stating that they do not hold the school responsible for any adverse effects which
may be suffered directly or indirectly from or as a result of the administration.

It is important that parents bring the medication, appropriately labelled with the child’s name and class, to the school office. Please do not ask children to carry it, or take it to the classroom. A log will be kept of medicine administered in school. The school retains the right to refuse to administer medication. We will not administer paracetamol or other painkillers.

Over-the-counter medication (eg cough sweets) are not allowed in school. Children who have asthma should keep an inhaler in school. It will be kept in the classroom, where the child can access it at all times. Children should, from an early age, be taught to be responsible for them. Inhalers should be clearly labelled with the child’s name. Parents/carers should keep a record of use-by dates, and renew inhalers accordingly.

If a child needs any other long-term medication in school (eg epi-pen) please speak to the Headteacher who will agree a protocol to meet your individual need.

Road Safety

We are continually warning our children of the dangers on our roads, and reminding them of the Green Cross Code. It is important that parents bringing their children to and from school are aware of the dangers of cars parked near the school, and of the dangers of drivers reversing and turning in the area outside school.

The school provides Pedestrian Training for children from Year 1 upwards and Cycle Safety Training for children from Year 4 from Education Leeds Road Safety Unit.

Hundreds of parents and children arrive and depart from school every day. In order to ensure their safety we need your co-operation in the following areas:

  • Please do not park on the zig-zag lines outside the school. This causes an obstruction in Church Lane, which increases the risk of danger to children.
  • All pedestrians must use the footpath entrance at the front of the school.
  • All children should enter school through their own classroom doors.
  • There are separate pedestrian and vehicle entrances and designated disabled parking in front of the building. There is also provision for cycle parking.
  • In line with our Healthy School policy, we encourage children to walk to school. Our school is very ‘green’, with over 90% of our children already walking to school.

Collecting children from school

No child can be collected from school by anyone under the age of 16 years old. If for any reason, there is going to be someone different collecting your child from school, please let your child know and also the class teacher. Sometimes things happen through the day and arrangements may need to be changed, please ring the school office to let them know and they will pass the message to the child and the class teacher.

Children in Foundation Stage and KS1 will remain in the classroom until their parent/carer comes to the door to collect them, or is seen immediately outside.

Children in Y3 – the adult seeing the children out will make sure that the children have seen their parent/carer before allowing them to leave the classoom.

Children in Y4 – Y6 will be expected to return to the classroom or School Office after a few minutes if their parent/carer fails to arrive.

Children from Year 3 are allowed to walk home from school alone but parents will need to fill out a permission slip.

Disclosure Barring Service

All adults who work with children in school must be cleared by the DBS. Volunteers may be required to undergo DBS clearance if they work in school on a regular basis.

No Smoking

The whole school site is a no-smoking area.

No Dogs

The whole school site is a no-dog area.