Health and Safety
We have a commitment to promote a positive Health and Safety culture in the school, and have incorporated Northumberland Education Authority’s recommendations on health and safety into our routines and procedures.
Most of our staff have first aid qualifications, and the school nurse, Helen Jackson, is in school regularly so any particular concerns can be referred to her.
Arrangements in Case of Accident or Illness
In the event of a child becoming ill, or having an accident at school, the Headteacher will, whenever possible, contact the child’s parents immediately.
Parents are required to provide the school with an emergency contact’s name, address and telephone number in case they cannot be reached at home.
Parents are usually informed of minor cuts and grazes, which are dealt with in school.
School staff are not allowed to administer prescribed medicines and apply antiseptics unless written authorisation has been given by the parents. Also, school staff are not allowed to administer Calpol or other similar types of non-prescribed medicines.
A consent form to administer prescribed medicines (four times a day), and inhalers for asthma, is available from the Secretary’s office.
If your child suffers from asthma and uses an inhaler this will be stored in the school office. Could you please ensure that any inhaler is clearly named and kept up to date.