Health and Welfare

Health and Welfare

Safeguarding children: Child Protection

We are committed to providing an environment where all children are safe and feel enabled to tell someone if they are worried about something, or are being harmed in any way.  If you are worried about a child or would like to talk about any aspect of Safeguarding, please do contact our Safeguarding Team
We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment where all children and staff feel respected and valued.  Staff are trained annually to be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.
As a school, we are required by law to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from abuse to the relevant agencies.  In situations where a child is suspected to be at risk of harm, the law says that schools may take advice from other agencies without informing parents.In accordance with local Information Sharing protocols, we will ensure that information is shared securely and sensitively.  Information will only be shared with other services where it is deemed necessary and proportionate to ensure that children and young people are safe and receive the right service.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Anna Retsler
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Tamara Allen and Elena Oliver Andres
We are contactable on 0207 226 4454 or at Safeguarding@stpaulssteinerschool.org.
You can find our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies here:

Health and Safety

The safety of the children at St. Paul’s is paramount. We encourage everyone to be aware of their surroundings and take responsibility for their own safety as well as that of others. You are all asked to be careful and vigilant, to supervise the children and to bring any perceived or possible danger to the attention of the office.

The garden space at the St Paul’s roadside of the school is out of bounds and so are the workshops outside the church.

  • The school gate in Marquess Road should be kept closed at all times.
  • The St. Paul’s Road gate is out of bounds except under staff supervision.
  • The wooden gates to the Kindergarten gardens are to be kept closed at all times.
  • Children must remain in the school grounds throughout the day unless given permission to do otherwise.
  • Children must not climb on walls or fences.
  • Children must not run inside the building.
  • Classrooms and kindergarten gardens are out of bounds after school hours.

Safety Procedures

Fire drills are carried out at regular intervals throughout the year. The building is regularly inspected by the Fire Department. If you are helping in the school please make yourself familiar with the fire procedures. It is important that you sign yourself in (and out) of the Visitors’ Book held at reception.

First Aid

There are several first-aiders in the school. A list of people qualified to administer first aid is posted on the school noticeboard and on the kindergarten noticeboards.

If a pupil has a minor accident or feels unwell during school time, his or her teacher will care for the child.
If the child seems too unwell to remain at school, then parents will be contacted and asked to take the child home. If an accident is of a more serious nature, the child will be taken directly to the nearest hospital (Whittington Hospital) and the parents will be informed.

The School Office and every class have a First Aid Kit. Every incident requiring treatment is documented in our accident book.

Parents will be notified if their child has been entered in the accident book and will be asked to sign the relevant accident record by way of acknowledgement of the treatment given to the child. In the case of older children who are not always picked up by a parent, telephone notification will be sufficient and recorded in its place.

At enrolment, parents will be asked to complete a consent form for medical treatment. It is your responsibility to make sure that we are kept up to date with emergency telephone numbers.

What happens if my child becomes ill in school?

Children who appear to be too unwell to work are brought to the school office. They will then be seen by a member of the office staff trained in first-aid. We are not permitted to give any medication unless prior arrangements have been made and written parental permission given. If the child is too unwell to stay in school the office will contact parents or carers to ask for the child to be collected.

What if my child is on medication?

Medication should be brought into school clearly labelled with the details of when and how much should be taken. The child’s name should be clearly written on the label. It should be left for safekeeping with the school office. All children who use inhalers should also leave a spare inhaler with the school office clearly labelled with the student’s name.