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Safety and Medical Procedures in School
In order to keep our children safe in school every day we would like to remind parents and visitors to VIPS Holborough Lakes of the following rules:
All adults (including parents, visitors and volunteers) must sign in at the school office before visiting a member of staff or a classroom. They will then be issued a visitors’ sticker before entering the main school building.
First Aid and Medical Needs
A number of our staff members have first aid and paediatric first aid qualifications. At VIPS Holborough Lakes in the event that First Aid is required we follow our 'First Aid Procedures' that all staff have access to and are familiar with. Please click here to view our VIAT First Aid policy.
We follow the guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings published by HSC, further information on this can be found here.
Medical Care Plans
Some children may require a medical care plan while at school, if your child has a medical condition that requires a care plan please ensure you contact the school office and complete our medical care plan form. All medical care plans will be reviewed by the school on an annual basis and parents must inform the school of any changes that need to be made throughout the course of the year.
Parents must notify the school of any medical issues relating to their child including any medication.
We will only administer medicine if it has been prescribed by a doctor (including Calpol) and if we are able to see the prescription label on the packaging. To make sure your child receives the right dose at the right time, parents must complete a form from the school office and leave the medicine with the office staff. The medicine must be collected by an adult from the school office at the end of the day. Children are not allowed to have medicine in their own bags or self medicate.
It is the parents responsibility to ensure that the school are provided with the medication their child requires in school, for example: asthma pump, epipen and long term medication. Parents must collect this at the end of each term and ensure that it is 'in date' and returned to school the following term.
We have a comprehensive Health and Safety policy to ensure that our premises are safe for all. This includes undertaking risk assessments for all school activities, trips, as well as for aspects of the site.
We have an 'Evacuation Procedure' and 'Lockdown Procedure' that all staff have access to and are familiar with.
All items of uniform and children's belongings must be labelled. It is your child's responsibility to ensure that they do not lose their uniform, PE kits or other belongings. If an unnamed item is handed into lost property it will be kept in the lost property box in the school office. Parents can check the lost property box if their child loses an item by coming to the school office.
If your child is due to have a planned absence from school (i.e medical appointment, funeral) please ensure that you inform the school office as soon as you are aware. Where possible please provide at least 1 weeks notice. All planned absences require a form to be completed, when you notify the office we will arrange for a form to be sent home with your child for you to complete and return, these forms can also be found below. If your child will be arriving late to school, due to the appointment, but will be back before lunch, please state if they will be having a packed lunch or a school dinner.
We ask that where possible medical appointments are made outside of school hours, routine opticians and dental appointments are usually readily available at the weekend or after school.
Please be reminded that we do not authorise any family holidays during school time.
If your child is ill, you must notify the school office by leaving a message on the absence line no later than 9.30am.