School Life/Keeping Safe
We all want children to be happy and safe at school.. Danger is minimised if everyone follows these commonsense rules:
Please do not allow your child to wear bracelets, watches, ear-rings, badges or necklaces to school - they can cause injury, particularly in games and PE. If your child has recently had ears pierced then we ask that you cover the stud with tape on a PE day, before sending your child to school.
We also ask that toys and valuable jewellery are left at home since loss or damage can be distressing and we cannot be responsible for personal possessions. Sometimes in the course of specific work a teacher may invite children to bring in toys or games. If possible these should be named.
We expect and praise good behaviour and have strategies in place for ensuring that all children who consistently behave well know that their conduct is valued and rewarded (see Goldentime). When a child misbehaves he or she is expected to make amends in a positive way and in some rare cases parents will be consulted and involved. Very occasionally we ask for permission to involve outside agencies.
Each class agrees their own set of rules at the start of each new year and these are displayed in the classroom.
In the unlikely event of exclusion being necessary this will be in accordance with the arrangements laid down by Hampshire Education Authority. Parents have the right to make representation to the Governing Body.
We ask for a name, address and telephone number, to be contacted in an emergency, for example should a child become unwell at school. If parents cannot be contacted, school reserves the right to act in loco parentis in order that a child needing urgent medical help receives it. Working parents may wish to nominate a close relative or friend as their contact number. But please remember that little children often just need Dad or Mum when they are poorly!
There are several trained first aiders on site.
Everyday bumps and grazes are treated at school. More serious injuries will be accompanied by a letter given to you at the end of the day advising what treatment has been given so that you can continue treatment according to your own wishes. We always inform parents, as soon as is practically possible, of bumps to heads.
School staff are not legally permitted to administer medicines but we are willing to supervise the taking of a dose provided that:
We are not permitted to administer eye or ear drops and ask that you do not send in non-prescription cough or throat sweets, pills or inhalants - children are generous and might share them with their friends.
If a parent wishes to come in to school to administer medicines, etc to their child we will happily accommodate this.
School staff have been trained in the use of asthma inhalers and Epipens (for children allergic to nuts) - again they must be clearly labelled with the child's name. It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that expiry dates of products are monitored.
In the event of absence we appreciate a telephone call early on the first day. This alleviates any concern that we might have that your child has not reached school. Please let us know in advance if you intend to collect your child early for visits to the doctor, dentist etc. They will need to be recorded in our Early/Late book which helps us determine children and personnel on site in case of an emergency.
Permission for a period of absence other than sickness, eg family holiday, must be sought from the Headteacher. Click here for copy of the form. Currently the government allows parents ten school days' holiday leave.