Dormers Wells Infant School

Dormers Wells Infant School

Welfare

Safeguarding

If we have any significant concerns regarding the safety or welfare of a child, we have a legal duty to inform Social Care immediately and to act in compliance with their decision.  If a child is considered to be at significant risk of harm, then a parent / carer will not be informed beforehannd.

Emergency Contact

It is important that the school is able to contact you in an emergency, in case your child becomes ill or is injured at school.  You will be asked to provide telephone numbers on which you and other close relatives/friends can be contacted.  These numbers must always be available during school hours and we would expect the person called to arrive at school within 20 minutes.  It is the parent’s responsibility to inform school of any changes to these numbers.

Illness

There is a medical room in the school.  A trained Paediatric First Aider is available to look after children who are ill and she will decide if they should be sent home.  If your child becomes ill or is injured whilst at school, every effort will be made to contact you.  In extreme circumstances we will call an ambulance to take the child to A & E at hospital. 

When a child is to be excused from P.E. or Games, owing to illness/injury a written note or a telephone call from parents is essential.

Medical Appointments

If a child is required to leave the school premises for any reason, the parent must send a note and collect the child from the school office.  The parent must report, both on leaving and returning, to the school office.  This is essential for safety reasons, so that we can account for all the children on site.

Medical Care Plan

If your child has medical needs please inform the school so that we can draw up a Medical Care Plan, in case of emergency.  The Health Visitor or School Nurse assists us with this.

Medication 

Asthma inhalers, epi-pens and medication for potentially life-threatening conditions can be kept in school.  It is the parent’s responsibility to check that all such medication is in date and to ensure that the child’s name is written clearly on each item.  Please speak to our Welfare Officer if you have any queries.

School staff are not permitted to give medication with the exception of asthma inhalers and epi-pens.  If a child required medication during the school day, parents are asked to come into school to administer the medication themselves.  We keep a record, in case of adverse effects.

Late Collection of Children

We expect all children to be collected promptly at3.20 p.m.  They quickly become distressed if the person collecting them is late.  If you are delayed in coming to collect your child please let the school office know so that we can reassure your child.  On arrival you should report to the school office, where your child will be waiting.  Children who remain uncollected after 5 p.m. will be taken into the care of Social Services or the police.