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Behaviour Code

Anti-bullying

The school does not tolerate bullying in any form. A policy document is available to explain our vision for a bully free school. It also outlines our practices and procedures if bullying is identified. The school has been awarded the Bronze Award for its anti-bullying work and is working towards the Silver. This work is being led by the Deputy Headteacher. A working group has been set up and if you would like to join call the school office to find out more.
 

Homework

The governors have a homework policy. Every child is expected to complete homework every evening. This will include reading, spellings, maths games, seeking information and work sheets. Homework is always given if requested by parents. From time to time workshops are available for parents to help you help your child.

Charging

Although no activities are charged for which occur during the normal school day, on occasions voluntary contributions are requested for educational visits and other activities. If there is insufficient support sometimes these have to be cancelled. No child is ever excluded if a voluntary contribution is not made.

From time to time we may offer out of hours education for which a small charge may be made.
 
We obtain your written permission to take your child on educational visits on entry to the school.

Medical Care

The School Nurse and Medication

The school nurse will attend the school to discuss the needs of an individual child when a referral is made. Forms are available from the school office.
 
The school has a policy for administering medication. Trained staff will be happy to administer prescribed medication. Parents must complete the schools consent form for administering of medicines before any drugs can be administered. All medicines must be provided in the original container as dispensed by the pharmacist and include the child's name and prescriber's instructions together with a suitable spoon, if liquid medicine is to be administered. All medication must be handed over to a member of staff and not left with children to hand to staff. The school is unable to administer medication that needs to be refrigerated. For further information please speak to a member of staff. The School is unable to administer over the counter products not prescribed by a Doctor.

If your child has a long-term medical problem which requires medication during the day please contact the Headteacher to make special arrangements.
 
If your child is sick in the night or has diarrhoea they must NOT be sent to school for 48 hours, this is in line with county regulations.

Asthma

 
The school has a policy on asthma management and all staff are regularly trained in matters relating to it. Parents must complete the schools consent form for staff to administer asthma medication at the beginning of each year. If medication is changed between times then the school must be informed.

The children are encouraged to be responsible for the management of their own asthma. Blue reliever inhalers will be kept in the classroom with the child along with a spare which will be looked after by the class teacher (please place in a labelled box with administration and dosage instructions). When children with inhalers go on school trips their inhalers are always taken too. Parents are requested to give clear guidance in how the inhalers should be administered on the parent consent form. It is the responsibility of Parents to regularly check that the medication is in date.

Headlice


It is your responsibility to regularly check your child for head lice. Our school nurse will give you advice on treatment.

First Aid

The school has several trained first-aiders should your child need medical treatment. Parents/Carers will be informed of any treatment given.

Emergency Contacts / Telephone Numbers

It is essential that we have at least two current telephone numbers where you and a relative/close friend can be contacted in an emergency. This information is regarded as confidential and is held on computer. Please remember to inform the school of any changes to numbers.

Child Protection

The school is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils. Child Protection training is carried out regularly for all staff. The Head Teacher and Deputy Head are both Designated Safeguarding Leads.
 
Where the school has a concern, parents will be informed before a referral to social services is made.
 
The Childcare Leader is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Ruskin Childcare.

Downloadable policies