Health and Safety
In order that we keep our children safe we would ask all parents to comply with the following:
1. No smoking on the premises. This includes the schoolyard. This complies with the Caerphilly County Borough policy on smoking. E-cigarettes are also included and must not be smoked on school premises.
2. No dogs on the yard. The school can be a very busy place at the beginning and end of the day. We wouldn’t want anyone to be hurt by a dog who was startled. In addition we have a duty to keep the yard area clean, as children play on it every day.
3. All children picked up during the school day should be collected from the Office.
4. All parents entering the school should do so through the main front door.
5. Only Parents and Carers who possess a Blue Badge (for themselves or their child) are allowed to drive their vehicles directly onto the school site. There is additional parking situated behind Hendre Junior School building.
6. All visitors must report to the school office and sign in and out. All visitors must wear a visitor badge or sticker when on school premises.
7. Parents must complete the Late Book or the Leaving School Book to ensure that we know exactly who is in the building.
First Aid and Health Advice
We ensure that a number of our staff have First Aid Qualifications.
There is a designated First Aid station and mobile kits are placed at strategic points around the school. All injuries, however minor, are recorded in an accident book. If there are any issues that arise which cause us concern, then we shall contact you, therefore emergency contact details are vital. If a child has a bump to the head we will notify you by a phone call.
There is a defibrillator kept in the school office.
Children in school are the responsibility of the School Health Service rather than the Health Visitor. We have a school nurse allocated to the school who can offer advice on health problems. They are also able to access advice and support when children fail to progress in school. Please ring the school for an appointment.
Eyesight and hearing will be screened by the Health Service during your child’s time in Reception.
We are unable to administer most medicines in school. In particular we are unable to administer Calpol and Antibiotics. If your child is on antibiotics you need to consider whether your child should be in school. If your child has to take medication on a regular basis, e.g. an inhaler, please, contact the head teacher. You will need to give written instructions and permission for medication of this kind to be given.
Head lice are a national problem. Children with head lice can often find it hard to learn as an itchy head continually distracts them.
It is recommended that you comb your child’s hair with a fine-toothed comb when it is wet to check for lice. Conditioner on the hair helps. This should be done at least once a week but more frequently if lice or eggs are found.
Lice are caught through direct hair contact. Tying back long hair will help to minimise the chances of catching them.
Please visit our page on Childhood Illness to see further information about common health issues in childhood.