Illness and first aid policy
Coleshill Church of England Primary School & Nursery is a voluntary aided Church of England school. All staff and governors aim to make the school a place where Christian love and commitment are expressed in everyday life. We aim therefore to provide a happy, caring, safe and stimulating school where everyone is valued and there is a high level of expectation in all aspects of school life.
All children will have access to a broad and balanced education which includes the Early Years Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum, ICT and RE. This will be delivered through a wide range of educational opportunities, enabling them to reach their full potential.
We recognise that parents have a vital role to play and that there is a need to establish strong home-school links and communication systems. We will encourage partnerships with parents, governors, the church and the local community.
Through these aims we hope that children will be healthy, be safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic wellbeing in later life.
Statement of intent
We are committed to providing a full and efficient educational experience for all pupils. We believe that if pupils are to benefit from education, good attendance is crucial. As a School we do all that we can to ensure maximum attendance for all pupils. Any problems that prevent full attendance will be identified and addressed.
Children who become ill or need first aid will be cared for at school / nursery. Children requiring treatment of any kind will be assessed by qualified staff who have undergone and hold a recognised first aid certificate. They will be treated on the premises for minor injuries. If the first aider recommends further treatment, parents will be contacted and asked to come and look at the child and decide whether to take him/her home or for further treatment off the school / nursery site if they wish.
In the event of contact with a parent not being made the headteacher or deputy will arrange for the child to be taken to the doctor or hospital, ringing for an ambulance if necessary. It is, however, parents’ responsibility to make sure that school / nursery has up to date contact numbers.
Under Warwickshire guidelines, children may only come to school / nursery if they are fit and healthy. Any child with an infectious illness is not allowed at nursery. If we consider a child to be unfit or should a child develop an illness at nursery, the nursery will endeavour to contact parents, for the child to be taken home. The Warwickshire guidelines are available for parents to look at if they are not sure of incubation periods.
- To identify any child who may need treatment as early as possible.
- To inform parents at any early stage.
- In the event of a parent not being contacted to act in loco parentis.
- To follow county guidelines for the administration of first aid.
All children will be treated the same irrespective of race or gender. Any known children’s specific religious beliefs will be respected.
Parents will be informed of all injuries and in the case of minor head injuries a letter will be sent home with the child. Parents are responsible for informing school of any known potentially serious health conditions.
We will liaise with any outside agencies as appropriate for individual children.
See Warwickshire’s guidelines and school first aid guidelines.
This policy will be reviewed triennially