Children and adults in our care are entitled good quality first aid provision. Clear and agreed systems ensure that all children are given the same care, and understanding, in our school.
It is our policy to ensure that appropriate first aid arrangements are in place for our staff, children and any visitors to our premises. This includes providing sufficiently trained employees and maintaining an adequate supply of first aid equipment.
FIRST AID TRAINING
All first aiders are given full training in accordance with current legal requirements. We maintain an up-to-date list of those employees who are trained first aiders.
All staff are informed of first aid arrangements and are made aware of this policy as part of their induction.
TRAINED FIRST AIDERS
- Gwen Stokes
- Sally Powell
- Victoria Smith
- Carolyn Peter
- Rachel Reade
- Lynda Ellis
- Amanda Jones
- Margot Thomas
- Diane Wetherill
- Kaye Firmstone
- Bernie Wilde
- Becky Yerkess
- Gemma Humphreys
- Brenda Davies
- Scott Hebson
- Sara Davies
- Ann Smith
- Emma Perry
- Nesta Lloyd
- Trudy Evans
- Rachel Jones
- Kerry Whyte
FIRST AID EQUIPMENT
Our school has an equipped first aid room.
First aid resources and materials are kept securely in the first aid store situated near the main office. First aid kits/boxes are also located around the school.
Medical details of all children are kept securely in the main office. They are made available to all appropriate staff.
Portable first aid kits are provided for school visits, sports events, FOWS events etc.
The checking and ordering of stock is carried out by Gwen Stokes, who fills the boxes around school, disposes of any out of date items and ensures that enough stock is maintained to supply the school.
FIRST AID PROCEDURES
During breaktimes injuries that require first aid treatment are dealt with by the first aider who is on duty.
At lunch time Gwen Stokes is the named first aider. She is based in the First Aid Room.
Any injury which occurs during learning time is usually managed byour administration team first aiders.
Minor incidents and accidents are managed, wounds cleaned etc and the child returned to the playground/class when possible and practical. First aiders wear disposable gloves where bodily fluids are involved. Parents/carers are contacted if the injury is to an intimate part of the body.
Any dressings or materials which have been in contact with bodily fluids (e.g. blood, vomit etc) are disposed of in the designated yellow bins located in secure cupboards in the First Aid Room. These are emptied regularly by an appointed contractor.
Parents/carers are notified in writing of any injury attended by a first aider.
If a child has an accident which requires urgent hospital treatment, administration staff are responsible for calling the emergency services. Parents/carers are informed and arrangements are made where they should meet their child. If parents/carers cannot be contacted a member of staff will accompany the child and stay with them until the parents/carers arrive.
In the case of non-urgent hospital treatment, parents/carers are informed immediately and arrangements made for the parents to collect their child. The head or deputy headteacher are always kept informed. If neither are available, Year Managers are made aware and the head and/or deputy head are informed as soon as possible.
Children who feel unwell are sent to the main office. The decision to send an unwell child home is made by the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher. If neither are available, Year Managers make an informed decision.
Vomiting and diarrhoea
Vomit is treated as a biohazard and the affected area thoroughly disinfected.
If a child vomits or has diarrhoea in school, they are sent home immediately. Children with these conditions are not be accepted back into school until 48 hours after the last symptom.
Administration staff refer to PCT guidance re- infectious and notifiable illnesses.
Staff do not examine children for head lice. Parents/carers are informed immediately a case of headlice is discovered and are requested to collect their child and use treatment as required.
This policy should be read in conjunction with the following school policies:
- Health and Safety
- Administering Medicines
- Managing Drug Related Incidents