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Keeping Safe

Please click on each heading to find information regarding the health and safety of our pupils

Medicine

If your child requires medicine to be administered during the school day, please fill in the following form and take it to the school office. All medication prescription or those sold over the counter must be stored in the school office and a form filled in.

For further information, please note our policy entitled Supporting pupils with medical conditions policy

Allergies

Some of our children are food-allergic with nut allergy being the most common.

Youngsters at risk of allergic reactions are not ill in the usual sense but may become unwell if they come into contact with a certain food.  In extreme cases the allergic reaction could be life threatening.

At St Cuthbert’s C.E Primary School we use our best endeavours to ensure our school is nut-free and our staff are informed of youngsters who are food-allergic. With this in mind we ask that you exclude nuts when assembling lunch boxes and snacks for children. By not including nuts for youngsters to bring to school you will be helping to minimise the risk of a reaction occurring in a food-allergic child.

We appreciate your support in helping us to ensure the safety and well-being of our pupils.

If you would like further information regarding nut allergies, please refer to: 

http//www.nhs.uk/conditions/food-allergy/Pages/Intro1.aspx

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact us at school.

School Nurse

The school nurses are qualified nurses and have an office at Market Harborough District Hospital.

The nurses can :

  • be the first point of contact for parents or carers needing health advice or information.
  • support children and parents/carers with ongoing or specific health needs and promote self-care.
  • referral to other specialist and co- ordinate of a range of services.

If you would like to contact the school nurse or have concerns about your child’s health, you can use our secure text messaging service, ChatHealth, to contact a public health nurse for advice.

You should text:

  • In Leicester: 07520 615381
  • In Leicestershire and Rutland: 07520 615382

ChatHealth operates Monday-Friday from 9am until 5pm, and during this period messages are responded to within 24 hours. Outside these times, users receive a ‘bounce back’ text message indicating that they will receive a response when the line re-opens.

Further sources of support are available from:

www.healthforkids.co.uk

www.healthforteens.co.uk

Mental Health and Well-being

Parents and carers who are worried about the well-being of a child they know may find useful support and guidance as well as an advice line that they can call. Young Minds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. 

Young Minds website: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

 

 

Mental Health resource has been created by a GP in Bristol. It’s an accessible, one-stop website with approved and recommended resources for mental and health and wellbeing for children across the ages. There are resources for young people, parents and professionals.

 

https://www.happymaps.co.uk/

 

There are subsections, including self-harm, anxiety etc, links to books, video clips and more.

 

Online Safety

These resources are available to support parents and carers in keeping children safe online:

  • support for parents and carers to keep children safe online, which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to find support and advice
  • guidance on staying safe online which includes information on security and privacy settings
  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services.

Winter Weather

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SNOW

When snow is forecast we monitor the weather forecasts very closely. We will of course make every effort to keep school open, but the health and safety of the children, parents and staff is of paramount importance. Many staff live some distance from the school and you will know that routes in and out of Great Glen can present some difficulties.

IN THE EVENT OF SNOW CLOSING THE SCHOOL:

You will receive an email via Parentmail

Please look at our Twitter and website –which will display up to date information.

Please refer to BBC Leicester - www.bbc.co.uk/news/england.leicester which will list school closures.

Listen for announcements on BBC Radio Leicester 104.9FM

Please pass information on to each other and check that other parents have received the message

IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE GREAT GLEN AND ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE ROADS, PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANY RISKS

IF SCHOOL IS OPEN BUT HAS TO CLOSE DURING THE DAY:

We will send you a Parentmail – please communicate with other parents and safely make your way to collect your children as soon as you can. If you are likely to be delayed, please inform us –

0116 2592764 or email office@stcuthberts.leics.sch.uk