Health Safety

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 fifteen 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, a general letter is sent home with all children in the class and 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 Westcountry Schools Trust policy on Health and Safety. Within this there are expectations for children of which we constantly remind them:
  • 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 website.
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.