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The Rydal Academy

The Rydal Academy

health & safety

Health and safety of all children and staff is of paramount importance. 

School security

All visitors including parents are asked to report to the school office at the main entrance when they come into school.  This also applies to children who are late after 9:30am; any pupils arriving between 9:00am - 9:30am should enter through the late gate.  External doors cannot be opened from the outside and all areas of the school are alarmed. School grounds are also monitored by security cameras.

* See School Security policy and procedures

Collection procedures

When children are taken out of school during the day they should be collected by an adult who must report to and sign out pupils at the school office.

Fire safety / Lockdown procedures

All staff and pupils have training in fire safety and lockdown procedures and each term we have emergency evacuation and lockdown practices. Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (P.E.E.Ps) are created as necessary for pupils/staff who may need support to exit the building during evacuations.* See Fire Safety policy, Fire Emergency Plan, Lockdown procedures

First aid procedures

Sometimes accidents or illnesses do occur.  When medical attention is needed, children are taken to an identified member of staff (qualified first-aider) All accidents are recorded and treatment administered in accordance with policy. Parents are notified as soon as possible when children are too ill to remain in school or when a serious accident occurs.  Parents or carers are always informed in writing and by text message or phone call when children bump their heads. If parents cannot be contacted in an emergency a member of staff will either take the child to hospital or call for an ambulance.

 * See First Aid and Accident policy

Medicines in school

Only prescribed medicines for the child may be administered on completion of a permission form.  All medicines should be brought to school by an adult and given to a member of staff.  In the interest of safety children are not allowed to have throat pastilles or lozenges. Inhalers are kept in a secure area. In consultation with parents and health workers a health care plan is written for children who have medical needs.

* See Supporting Pupils with Medical Condition