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Health & Safety

The Health and Safety of all members of the school community is of paramount importance. Formal Health and Safety Inspections are conducted each term.

Any concerns over matters of Health and Safety should be reported to the school office or Headteacher immediately.

Parents must inform the school immediately about changes in their child’s medical or health needs.

It is also important that we hold detailed information about your child’s Dietary Requirements whether through religious or moral choices or because of allergic reactions. Activities involving tasting foods can take place in a variety of curriculum areas.

Allergies & Medical Conditions

If your child has, or develops, an allergy or other medical condition whilst attending St. Mary’s School is it vital that the school is informed at the earliest opportunity. Please speak to the classteacher or make an appointment to see the Head so that an appropriate medical care plan can be put into operation.

Details of children with allergies or medical conditions are displayed in the school so that the whole school community are aware.

Medication

If a child has been prescribed medication by a Doctor a member of the office staff will administer the medicine, provided a permission form has been completed. Parents of children requiring specialised or regular medication (e.g. inhalers) will be asked to complete a Medical Care Plan.

We cannot take responsibility for any non-prescribed medicines to help with minor ailments, but parents may come into school to administer these medicines themselves if they wish. Please discuss these arrangements with the office staff.

The administration of first aid is given in line with the Administration of Medicine and First Aid Policy.  An appointed person will administer first aid to an injured child and will call a contact in priority order when necessary.

Should your child be taken ill whilst at school, you will be requested to collect him/her, and the staff will care, comfort and console until your arrival.

Common Childhood Ailments

Please find below some useful leaflets on Headlice, Threadworms and Communicable Diseases. If you child contracts one of the above