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The school has a small First Aid kit for minor cuts and accidents, and the majority of staff members hold a qualification for ‘Pediatric First Aid’ awarded by a recognised provider and several members of staff also hold the ‘Appointed Persons in the Workplace’ First Aid qualification. First aid certificates are renewed every 3 years.

If anything of a more serious nature occurs we try to contact parents at home or at work. Children will then be taken to the Whitworth Hospital. It is for this reason it is very important that the addresses and telephone numbers you give to the school are kept up to date.  The children are seen by the School Nurse during the Reception Year and Year 6 when hearing and eyesight are checked. Parents are always informed of these dates beforehand.

Administration of Medicines:

When children have special medical conditions an Individual Healthcare Plan is drawn up in liaison with the parents, school nurse, and doctor if necessary. This informs all staff of the child’s condition and the response that may be required in an emergency. Medicines may only be brought to and administered in school after consultation with the headteacher.

There is a requirement that all medicine brought to school must be lodged in the office, in the bottle in which they were dispensed and clearly labelled with the child’s name, the dosage and the frequency of dosage. Parents must sign the medicines log giving permission for designated staff to administer the medicine.

Family Resource Worker:

This team based at the Surestart Children’s Centre at Castle View provides help for families who are having difficulties with one or more of their children. They deal with a wide range of problems: emotional, psychological or behavioural.

The Resource Worker asks to work with the whole family. If there are difficulties about this, they are always willing to discuss it with the parents. Interviews are arranged away from home at a convenient local place. If you would like further information or would like to make an appointment, contact the headteacher for advice.

Child Protection:

Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In the cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the headteacher is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Team and inform the Social Services of the school’s concern. The school considers the safeguarding of pupils to be a priority; all staff are trained in Child Protection, everyone in school, both staff and volunteers have undergone DBS clearance and we operate a safer recruitment policy.