Procedures & Provisions
PROCEDURES & PROVISION
MEDICAL CARE AND ACCIDENTS
It is the policy of the school that teachers are not normally allowed to administer drugs of any kind to children. If your child needs medication during school hours, parents must come to school at a time arranged with school to give the necessary medication. At the head’s discretion, medicines may be administered for medical conditions that require long term medication e.g. asthma but parents must complete a form giving permission for a member of staff to administer such medication.
If your child has any special medical conditions that might affect his/her school life in anyway whatsoever, e.g. heart murmur, asthma, could you please discuss this with his/her class teacher and/or Headteacher. This is often an on-going situation so please update this information regularly.
The school has a number of first-aiders. Children who have minor accidents will be given appropriate first-aid treatment. If necessary, wounds will be covered with a sterile dressing. Parents will be contacted or informed where necessary. If your child has an allergy to Elastoplasts please notify the office. Parents will need to provide an emergency contact number for use when necessary. These need to be updated regularly.
From time to time we provide enrichment activities for your children as part of their learning programme. These could include visits to farms, museums and other educational establishments. In order to fund these we ask parents to make a voluntary contribution towards the costs. A copy of the Charging Policy is available from the school office. Music tuition and residential visits in Years 4, 5 and 6 carry an additional cost.
Parents should always discuss any problem they might have with the class teacher. If issues can’t be resolved in this informal and open way, the matter should then be taken up with the Headteacher. However, in exceptional circumstances the matter can be taken in writing to the Chair of Governors of the school.
Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our pupils. This means we have a Child Protection Policy and Procedures in place. Parents are welcome to view this policy. An Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check is required of all staff including our volunteers and supply staff.
Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests.
‘Pupils eligible for the pupil premium, disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, achieve as well as, and sometimes better than, other pupils.’ (Ofsted, 2014)
Hutton CE Primary School is committed to providing an inclusive education and school experience. Our SEND co-ordinator is Miss Alayna Harris, and further details of our SEND provision can be found on the school website.
Hutton CE Primary School is an educationally inclusive school in which the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matter.
Parents of pupils with disabilities, who are thinking of applying for a place at Hutton, should approach the school and the local authority at the earliest opportunity to discuss individual needs and the level of support the school is able to provide.
Inclusion, and equal opportunities for those pupils with disabilities, does not mean treating all pupils in the same way. Rather, it involves taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs and attempting to meet those needs to the best of the school’s ability.
Hutton does not take educational inclusion for granted, but constantly monitors and evaluates the progress each pupil makes.
Our new building is two storey, comprising of Reception, year 1 and Year 2 downstairs, and Years 3 and 4 upstairs. years 5 and 6 are in the main building. Toilet facilities are available in all buildings and a disabled toilet is in the main building.
Blinds are fitted on all classroom windows and most other windows to reduce light glare.
There is one set of steps in the playground (alternative route available), and these have an appropriate touch sensitive surface to alert the visually impaired to the location of the steps.
A number of staff are trained in the use of Makaton or British Sign Language, and some of the children in school can also use these communication methods.
The accessibility plan includes plans for a loop hearing system in the hall. we are currently developing a sensory garden in the grounds, which will further develop the use of the facilities.