Safeguarding & Health
Safeguarding (child protection)
Our first priority is your child’s welfare and therefore the school governors and staff are all aware of the local inter-agency procedures that operate in Staffordshire. You will find a copy of our safeguarding policy in the documents section of our website. Key people in school for discussing/reporting safeguarding concerns are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Designated Teacher for LAC:
2nd Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Deputy Designated Leader for LAC:
Nominated Governor for safeguarding and LAC:
LADO Telephone 08001313126
When your child starts at Sherbrook Primary, you will be asked to complete medical forms giving details of any medical conditions and continuing medication. We will also need contact phone numbers, and ask you to inform us of any changes.
Please keep your child at home if he/she has:
- diarrhoea or sickness (until the infection has gone, minimum 48 hrs. after)
- a heavy cold
- a rash
- an infectious disease or contagious ailment.
It is the school’s policy not to administer antibiotics. If your child is prescribed a course of antibiotics we ask that you alter the dosage or keep your child at home until the course has been completed. The school follows Local Authority procedures in the administration of rectal valium and buccal midazolam.
Please inform the school as soon as possible if your child is absent. All reasons for absence should also be provided in writing later.
Accidents and First Aid
A number of staff are trained in first aid procedures and will deal with any minor cuts or bumps. In the case of more serious accidents pupils will be taken to hospital. You will be informed immediately in this instance. The school keeps a record of all accidents.
A multi – professional approach is used for the education and care of your child. A school nurse is based at Sherbrook Primary School on a part-time basis. A paediatrician visits the school regularly and they work with the school nurse to check on pupils’ health, and physical development. You will be invited to attend these appointments. Vision checks are carried out by a visiting health professional. You will be informed if any action is necessary.
Physiotherapists, Speech & Language Therapists and a Family Support Worker, are in school on a regular basis. They work with groups and devise individual programmes. They advise and liaise with school staff and parents/carers.
More Specialist Teachers of children with a visual impairment, hearing impairment or multi-sensory impairment visit the school and can be contacted for advice via the school.