“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations, and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”
We promote our Vision through the key words:
‘Create – Equip – Partner’
At St. Michael’s we are committed to providing emergency first aid cover to deal with accidents, which occur to employees, children and all categories of visitors.
If a child is ill, it is important they are kept at home as illness can spread very quickly in a school environment. As a precaution, children should not return to the school for 24 hours after the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea. Contagious illnesses should be notified to the school once a diagnosis has been confirmed.
All office staff, teaching assistants and lunchtime supervisors have received First Aid training. Additionally, some teaching staff have had emergency first aid training and defibrillator training. If a child is ill or has an accident at school, we will contact parents if we feel it is necessary. We will always contact parents if there is an emergency concerning their child. For this reason, it is important that parents keep us up to date with daytime telephone contact numbers.
For legal reasons, staff members are unable to administer medicines. If prescribed medication needs to be taken during the school day, parents can either come into school to administer the medicines yourself or sign a form in the school office giving explicit permission for 1st aid staff to administer these with details of the medicines required. Please note that staff cannot administer any unprescribed medication. Separate arrangements apply in the case of long-term medical treatment (i.e. asthma, allergies, etc). We do have children at the school whose allergies are potentially life-threatening, and we, therefore, adhere to a Nut Free policy in school in order to minimise any threat to them.
Please refer to the following link to read policies relating to Medical Information: School Policies
Head Bump / Injury Procedures
The safety and well-being of the pupils in our care is always a priority at St. Michael’s School. Therefore, communication with parent(s) / guardian(s) regarding issues of pupil safety is important. The procedures we have in place for notifying parents is outlined below.
- If a child receives a head bump/injury the attached letter will be completed within the ’10 minute rule’.
- The letter will be signed/countersigned by a senior leader and the decision made if the child requires further immediate attention or monitoring.
- The signed letter is scanned and emailed immediately to the parents for reference and the original is placed in a special labelled envelope which is sent home at the end of the day.
- The class teacher is also informed of the incident for well-being monitoring purposes.
- If a child is asked to go home due to an injury, we will send home the form in the link below immediately, email parents and record the incident on our online safeguarding system – CPOMS. Parents will also have received a telephone call to notify them of the injury.
Pupil 1st Aid Training
In November 2019, for the 3rd consecutive year, the pupils at St. Michael’s were given 1st aid training on different aspects of 1st aid (dependent upon age). This training was led by an external consultant.
By having this programme of 1st aid embedded in the annual school cycle, it demonstrates that St. Michael’s is already ‘ahead of the game’ in terms of ensuring that the pupils are equipped with the necessary life skills to support basic first aid. The next 1st aid days have been booked for the 18th and 19th November 2020.