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 434008
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.
There are a number of external bodies that offer help and support both through school and outside of term time. This is especially important during the long Summer break, such as:
Jeremiah’s Journey – a charity for grieving children, young people and their families. Support can be accessed direct by calling 01752 424348 or through the school. We are always happy to support meetings at school during term time. Click here to access their website for more information.
Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity working across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West, providing help and support, advocacy, counselling, training, information and support groups. Click here to access their website for more information.
Transgender_Guidance_booklet_2015 provides school’s with transgender guidance.
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.:
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.
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.