Health and Welfare
Safeguarding children: Child Protection
St Paul’s Steiner School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Health and Safety
St. Paul’s Church houses a school but is also undergoing continuous renovation and construction. Every attempt is made to separate the building works from the educational activities on site, though sometimes this is not possible. 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. During phases of intense construction work, or work affecting areas where the children regularly go, there may be special safety practices and procedures in operation.
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. Pauls 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.
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.
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 has 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.