healtnsafety

Safety at School

School Entrance

For the safety of children and staff it is essential that you always close the entrance gates and doors behind you securely. If you fail to do this, children may get out on to the road and be injured. Parents are not authorised to open the doors to other visitors, allowing access to school grounds is a staff responsibility. Please remember that these safeguards exist for the children’s safety. Please park sensibly and away from the school entrance to safeguard all children.

Illness

The school has a policy regarding medicines in school.  If your child requires medicine on an ongoing basis i.e. asthma inhalers, please talk to a member of staff about this.  If your child is ill or needs to take antibiotics, please keep him/her at home until the course of treatment prescribed has been completed and he/she is well again and able to take part in all activities including outdoor play.

Remember you child must not attend school for at least 2 clear days if suffering  from loose stools (diarrhoea) and for at least 24 hours if he/she has been vomiting.  Please keep school informed.

Please do not bring older children who are absent from school with infectious diseases into the nursery as they can put others at risk.

Head Lice

These are very common in school, but the Health Authority no longer carries out routine inspections in school.  It is important therefore to check your child’s hair regularly.  The nursery regularly issues advice for parents.

Smoking / Drinking

All Birmingham schools are no smoking areas, and this includes the outdoor play areas and the school grounds.  Please pass this information on to anyone who might collect your child from school.  Alcohol is also banned from school premises.  We also ask you not to bring dogs onto the school premises as they may soil the play areas and frighten some children.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Push Chairs

NO BUGGIES ARE TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE BUILDING.  Storage for pushchairs is available in a buggy storage area close to the main entrance.

Please remember the corridors  must be kept clear as they give access to the fire exits.  We would also advise you not to leave babies or younger children  unattended  outside in prams or buggies while you are in the building.

Accident Procedures

If your child has an accident at school the following procedures are in place:

  • The required number of staff are trained in Paediatric First Aid
  • In addition there are 2 named First Aiders – trained in adult first aid
  • Details of the accident are recorded in the Accident Book
  • A standard ‘head bump letter’ is completed when necessary to be given to parents
  • Children are treated with comfort and support, and any necessary First Aid. The child will be monitored as necessary.
  • The child’s key worker is informed.

In the event of an accident requiring medical attention, an ambulance will be called and parents will be contacted by phone.  In such an event  school medical emergency procedures will be followed.