Safety

The safety of the whole school community is essential for us.  Our caretaker ensures that the site is checked each morning before the children enter school and will ensure that any problems are rectified without delay.  Our Governors do a whole school health and safety check each term to ensure that the site is safe for all the children and staff.
 

Safeguarding Children
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Katherine Money and the Deputy for the school is Mrs Gina Hylton.  The Deputies for Nursery and After school Club are Mrs Amanda Johnson and Mrs Linda Brown.   All other staff have had safeguarding training to ensure that we are up to date with procedures to ensure the safety of all the children.

All staff have an enhanced DBS check to ensure that they are suitable to work with children

We recognise that your child is your responsibility and concern. We want to work in partnership with you, and we will share successes with you, and discuss with you any concerns we may have.  Since our first priority is your child’s welfare, there may be rare occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you. The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Surrey Area Child Protection Committee, and the school has adopted a Safeguarding Policy in line with this for the safety of all. Please see below to read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
 

Medical Needs
It is our aim to support children who have medical needs whilst they are in school.  Please discuss with the office any requirements that your child may have. 
Children who require inhalers should have one kept at school for use in school.
Children who may require an epipen to be administered again should have one left at school.
Short term medicines (eg antibiotics) can be administered at school if they are prescribed by the doctor.
All medication should come into school via the school office where you will be required to complete a form for us to administer the medication.  It is the responsibility of the parent to collect medication from school at the end of the day and to ensure that medication does not exceed the expiry date.  The school cannot accept any non prescribed medication and we would ask that you do not give children any of this medication in their school bag.
 

Illness at School
If your child becomes ill at school we attempt to contact you immediately.  We do not have the facilities to care for sick children and will therefore contact you to enable your child to be taken home.  It is very important that we have an up-to-date contact number for parents and an alternative adult in the event of an emergency. 
Please notify us if your child has an infectious illness such as measles, mumps etc as we are required to reports some illnesses to the medical authorities.
If your child has been unwell they should not return to school until they are fully recovered.  (48 hours after the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea.)