PASTORAL CARE INFORMATION
SICKNESS AND AUTHORISED ABSENCE
IF YOUR CHILD HAS VOMITED EITHER AT HOME OR AT SCHOOL, YOU MUST ALLOW 48 HOURS WITHOUT SICKNESS BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL.
If your child feels a little unwell before School or has a minor injury, our trained First Aid staff will provide the care that is required. In more severe cases parents will be contacted as soon as possible.
If your child needs hospital attention, you will be expected to take him or her to hospital yourself. However, if your child needs to go to hospital and we cannot contact you, we will arrange for him or her to be taken.
Please ensure that we have up to date contact details for your child and notify the Office of any changes.
Children MUST NOT be sent to School with medicines of any sort, unless prior arrangements have been made.
In special circumstances it is possible for us to administer medicines. Please see a member of the office staff if this becomes necessary.
Children who use Asthma inhalers MUST bring their inhalers to School. Your child’s teacher will need to know if he or she needs any inhaler.
The following people also support the children at Dale School: The School Doctor; the School Nurse; the School Dentist; the Speech Therapist; the Education Social Worker.
Under the Date Protection Act we are registered to provide personal data about pupils to Health Service Professionals. This information is treated confidentially.
Bullying incidents are recorded and sent to the L.A.
We will need to know if:
You or your child is concerned about anything at School.
There are health problems, new/old.
There is a change in circumstances that affects your child, for example, arrival of a new baby, the excitement of visitors from abroad.
Class teachers are available to talk to parents / carers both before and after School. An appointment can be made within School time if necessary or if you prefer you may speak to the learning mentors who are available in the community room every morning. All information will be treated confidentially.
The school has a policy for children who are left in school after the end of a school session.
If a child is not collected for lunch; after 10 minutes they will be given a school lunch and a charge will be made.
If a child is not collected at home time; after 10 minutes contact will be made with home.
If a child is not collected 30 minutes after the school day ends and we have had no contact with you, the Local Authority are contacted and Social Services can be involved.
The full policy is available in school.
Parents should be aware that the School will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils.
In cases where the School has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow the Derby City Child Protection Procedures and inform Social Services of their concern.
Racism in any form is not tolerated in School. All incidents are recorded and sent to the L.A. for collation.