What information do I need to give in case of an emergency?
We ask all parents to complete the Admission Form. This gives us two additional contacts if we need to get in touch with you, together with the name of your family Doctor. Please inform us of any changes to these details.
What happens if my child has an accident?
Assistant Head Teacher, Miss B Hickman, is a qualified First Aider and leads a team of teaching assistants who are also trained in first aid. A First Aid station is located in the blue corridor and Dosbarth Heulog. Small grazes are dealt with by supervising adults. All head injuries and any concerns are referred to a First Aider.
Should we feel that specialist Aid is required, your child is taken to the Accident Unit at Glangwili Hospital, or an ambulance is called. A senior member of staff would accompany your child; you would be contacted by the school.
The Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Assistant Head Teacher or senior teacher will instruct medical personnel to deal with an injury.
You are informed by telephone, by letter, or in person depending upon the injury, about all head bumps.
We are not specialists, but do act as any prudent parent would in the best interests of the children.
Pupils should not bring medication to school. We are advised by the Local Education Authority not to administer medication but if your child has a genuine need for medication during the day, please call into the office to discuss this matter with the Head Teacher.
What happens in the case of the child whose parent does not allow blood transfusions?
We go to great lengths to secure additional home/family contact numbers in the event of an injury/accident. These numbers will all be contacted. However, in the event of failing to contact parents/guardians, the Head Teacher will give permission to medics to administer blood to the child should this be required.
What is the Discipline Policy of the Governing Body?
The Governing Body of the School issue the following comments and advice.
The children are expected to conform to accepted standards of behaviour. They are encouraged to be tolerant of their fellows and are expected to respect rights and property. Physical reactions by the children are not acceptable behaviour and will be dealt with by the Head Teacher.
The school has also developed the use of Circle Time and Golden Time for children to be made aware of issues of personal relationships. (Circle Time is a short lesson each week where children sit together to discuss their successes, worries and feelings together. They also play games which encourage personal inter-action. Golden Time is a ‘reward’ time for good behaviour when children choose their own activities from a selection offered by the teacher. Children whose behaviour has not been satisfactory can lose part or all of their Golden Time).
Should a child not conform to these expected standards of behaviour, then a child may be required to work during break times, be denied a school privilege and be requested to discuss this behaviour with parent and Head Teacher. In cases of abusive or violent behaviour, and in cases of refusing to do as he/she has been asked by a teacher, a pupil may be taken home by the Head Teacher to discuss his/her actions and may be excluded from attending school for a fixed-period of time.
Should your child be bullied, the Head Teacher would wish to know about this immediately and the strongest action will be taken.
The Head Teacher would wish to be informed of such bullying notwithstanding the incident taking place outside school hours.
Every child has the right to attend school without fear or threat.
Who looks after my child during breaks and lunchtimes?
During breaks, the teaching assistants operate a rota supervising the children at play. Additional support staff supervise specific children. When wet, all staff supervise their own children in their own classes or in the hall.
At lunchtimes, the Head Teacher and senior staff have overall charge of the children, with Mid-day supervisory assistants and teaching assistants supervising specific children.
The school is aware of its obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act to ensure that children with disabilities are treated no less favourably than others.
The school building is situated on a level site with ramp access. Disabled toilet facilities are available and wide internal doors permit wheelchair access throughout. The school aims to provide as much support as possible for pupils with disabilities. There are two designated disabled parking bays for use by visitors or children who have need of the facility.
Pupils with statements of special educational need, some of whom may have physical or learning disabilities, are integrated into mainstream classes. These pupils join in classroom activities with other pupils including assemblies and physical education lessons. They have full access to the curriculum unless they are disapplied from the National Curriculum. In such circumstances, an individualised life skills focused curriculum is prepared. The Additional Educational Needs Coordinator (AENCO) Mrs Moore will assist if you have queries.