Health, Safety & Sex Education

The School Nurse is available to meet and advise parents at anytime during their child’s school career. More information with regard to health issues is available by contacting:
 
Plympton Clinic, Station Road, Plympton
Tel: 01752 314465
 
Sometimes children have head infestations (lice, nits). The problem occurs despite repeated efforts on behalf of all of us to minimise its effects. Recent surveys have suggested that as many as one in 15 children are affected by head lice. Since checks for head lice are no longer undertaken by the school nurse, it is important that parents check their children’s hair as a matter of routine and take action quickly if need be. A lice detector comb available from all pharmacies is a useful piece of equipment in identifying this problem. If a child is observed to have lice or nits in school the parents of the child are informed in confidence. If a child is ‘live’ parents are contacted to take their child home to apply treatment, so that we can hopefully avoid the problem spreading.

Occasionally young children have ‘accidents’ due to not making it to the toilet in time. If garments are wet we provide clean clothing which the child changes into him/her self. Should a child be unwell and clothing is soiled we contact parents. This is necessary since the school has no facilities for ‘cleaning’ a child and adults are not able to assist in this process.

The School complies with the Plym Academy Trust policy on Health and Safety. Within this there are expectations for children of which we constantly remind the children.:
  • To exercise personal responsibility for the health and safety of themselves and others.
  • To observe standards of dress consistent with safety.
  • To observe all the health and safety rules of the school and, in particular, the instructions of staff given in an emergency.
  • To use and not wilfully misuse, neglect or interfere with items provided for their health and safety.
A copy of the Health and Safety Policy is available from the school office or on this web site.
The Governing body have decided that Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) should form part of the school’s Health Education programme because it is an essential part of children’s personal, social, moral and health education and not least, because it encourages an awareness and respect of self and others.

Sex and Relationship Education in our school, will aim to help pupils cope with the physical and emotional challenges of growing up and gives them an elementary understanding of human reproduction. Care and sensitivity have been used in matching teaching as far as possible, to the maturity of the children involved and in answering any questions. Due consideration will be given to any particular religious, cultural or social issues during discussion. Above all, the governors wish to make it clear that sex and relationship education will be taught in such a manner as to encourage children to have due regard to moral consideration and the value of family life. Children will not embark on a programme of sex education involving human reproduction without the prior knowledge of their parents. Should parents wish to exercise their right to withdraw their children from this aspect of Sex Education they should inform the school in writing.

Parents are requested to park considerately outside the school and only drive into the school car park if collecting an unwell / injured child.

Dogs are not allowed on the premises.

The school (including the grounds) is a no smoking environment.