PRIMARYHelp Guidance & Support
Children are not allowed to start school until the medical/health declaration form has been completed.
Emergency Contact Information
It is important that this information is kept up to date. Please make sure that the School Office is informed of any change of address or phone number. If the contact is a friend, or neighbour, please ensure that your child is aware of who will be collecting them, in case of sickness or emergency.
In the case of an emergency, when a parent cannot be contacted, the school nurse will take the child to hospital. It is important that you sign the medical consent form when your child starts school.
If children are found to have diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, discharging eyes or an undiagnosed rash, they should be kept at home. This will enable them to recover more quickly and will help prevent the spread of infection amongst other children.
If your child has had medication before leaving home, please send a note stating the name of the medication, the time given and a contact telephone number for the day.
The school nurse will administer first aid and attend to sick children. If it is felt that the child would be better at home, the nurse will contact the parents.
The school works closely with the Government Schools' Medical Team to organise regular medical inspections, routine inoculations and vaccinations. Sight and hearing tests are carried out regularly. Children's heads are checked regularly, but parents are advised that it is also their responsibility to check their child's head for lice.
Medical records are maintained by the school nurse and will be given to you when your child leaves the school.
In Primary classes, the child's class teacher is responsible for their pastoral well-being.Children are encouraged to discuss issues/concerns with the class teacher in order that appropriate advice can be received.
On occasion, Year Group Leaders, Deputy Principals and/or the Principal may be involved at the request of the child or the teacher, or a referral may be made to the school counsellor.
Parents are kept fully informed of any concerns, although if appropriate, the relevant authorities/departments may also be involved if it is felt that this is in the child's best interests.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Some children may need extra help with English because this is not their first language. We assess the English levels of pupils to see if they need extra help. Most of this extra help is provided as part of the normal school day, but we do have some after school classes in Years 5 and 6.
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
The curriculum provides flexibility to respond to the individual learning needs of pupils. The Learning Support department assesses students with specific learning difficulties and works with parents and students to determine education plans. These plans are designed to meet individual learning needs and enable students to access the curriculum. As much learning as possible is supported in the classroom. On occasion, students are withdrawn from lessons for specific support and where necessary specialist support may be provided. All education plans are reviewed regularly and parents are kept informed at all stages. There will be an additional charge for learning support, if it is required.
More information is available in the Primary Learning Support booklet.