Health & Safety
All staff are conscious of Health and Safety matters relating to school life, and carry out regular ‘Risk Assessments’ for activities where hazards may present a risk to children’s safety. Regular practices are held for emergency evacuations for instances such as fire, and annual visits are made by the fire service to educate the children. A copy of the school’s ‘Health and Safety Policy’ is available on our website.
- Smoking: The school and its grounds form a no-smoking environment. It is illegal to smoke on our premises.
- Dogs: It is also important that you do not bring dogs into the school grounds (unless they are guide dogs) or tie them to the school fence unattended.
- Cycling: Children may come to school by bicycle or scooter. These can be stored in the cycle shelter at the front of school. We encourage all children to wear a helmet and bring a lock to ensure their bikes are safe.
- School Field and Play Area: The school field and play area must not be used when school is closed.
- Online Safety: Children are taught to use IT safely and securely. This includes information relating to online bullying and how to keep yourself safe while using the Internet. The school has online safety integrated throughout the curriculum, with each year group focusing on certain aspects. The children start off with understanding about keeping their personal details, such as full name, age, address and school, a secret in Year 1 and progress through to learning about the validity of websites and the dangers of posting online in KS2.
- Mobile Phones: Children may bring a mobile phone to school under exceptional circumstances. Parents must complete a form for permission to be granted by the Headteacher.