Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Sun Safety
Whilst the children are in school we ensure that they are protected from the effects of too much heat or sun in the following ways:

  • A clear expectation that sun hats will be worn outside.
  • Provision of shady places to play whilst outside.
  • Air conditioning in two of the classrooms.
  • Ready access to drinking water for all children.
  • Supervised application of their own sun block if required by parents.

Parents are expected to ensure that:

  • The children always have a sun hat in school during sunny weather.
  • Named sun block is given to class teachers if required.

Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own sun safety, and helped to understand why it’s important.

Nut Allergies
As we have children in school with nut allergies, Swainswick is a nut free environment. Please don’t put anything in your child’s lunchbox which has nuts in, including cereal bars. Please also be aware of this if you’re sending biscuits, sweets, or cakes into school for special shared occasions.

Sickness Policy
If your child has had sickness or diahorrea, they need to be kept at home for 48 hours after the last episode. This is for the well being of all members of the school community, as germs can be spread easily.

E-Safety
Children are taught what internet use is acceptable (and what is not) and given clear objectives for internet use.

  • E-safety rules are discussed regularly with children.
  • Children are informed that network and internet use will be monitored and appropriately followed up.
  • Children only email each other within the closed school network
  • Although we do not permit use of social networking sites at school, children and parents will be advised that that use of social network spaces outside school brings a range of dangers for primary aged children.
  • Children will also be advised never to give out personal details of any kind which may identify them, their friends or their location.
  • On the rare occasions that a child needs to bring a phone into school it will always be with the knowledge and consent of the teacher, and its use is not permitted at all during the school day.