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School Status

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The last day of school is Friday 22nd December.

We return for the Spring half term on Monday 8th January 2018.

About The School

Latest School Menu - Monday 06 June 2016







  Main Meal  



Pasta Bolognaise (Homemade)

Jacket Potato with a Selection of Fillings

Garlic bread

Seasonal Vegetables






Cornflake Tart & Custard

Bun & Milk





  Main Meal  



Chicken Fajita

Cheese Flan (Homemade)(V)

Seasoned Potato Wedges

Seasonal Vegetables










Chocolate Brownie

Ice cream & Fruit



  Main Meal  

Hot Dog

Jacket Potato with a Selection of Fillings

Diced Potatoes

Seasonal Vegetables







Iced sponge & Custard







  Main Meal  

Roast Gammon served with Pineapple

French bread Pizza (Vegetarian)

Roast & Creamed Potatoes

Seasonal Vegetables







Fruit crumble & Custard






  Main Meal  

Sea side style Fish Goujons

Tomato pasta bake (Homemade/Vegetarian)

Chips / Garlic bread

Seasonal vegetables





Lemon shortcake & custard

Cookie & Juice





The aim of the Health and Safety Policy at Newman School is to create an awareness of precautions and measures regarding safety that should be observed in and out of school by all users of the school:  children, school staff, parents and the local community.

Newman School cultivates good habits, alertness and procedures and instills concern and consideration for the safety of others.  Each individual should know how to protect him or her self and should know what to do in emergencies, including basic first aid and other procedures.

Sensible safety habits are taught within the whole Curriculum, sometimes through topics  -  for instance ‘Just Like Me’ and covered in Science, Technology and PE.  It might also be through a PSHE topic, for instance smoking, or drugs.  Outside agencies, such as the Police, Fire Brigade, Road Safety Officer, are invited to address the children as part of the topic ‘People Who Help Us’.

At Newman School, children are encouraged to develop beneficial habits through good health and hygiene routines.  School meals are prepared according to good dietary principles, individual diets are catered for on medical and parental request.

Newman School believes that children learn best through practical experience and active involvement in all areas of the Curriculum.  Pupils are taught to have care and consideration for themselves and others:

•    In the classroom

•    When using equipment, eg scissors, tools, PE apparatus

•    When moving around school

•    When carrying out investigations, eg a pond/pollution/soil studies

•    When on educational visits

For any physical activity, children change into shorts and T-shirts. Children in the primary department take part in PE with bare feet on the mats, the secondary children change into trainers and have no safety matting.  Children remove ALL jewellery for PE for safety reasons.

Newman School has a few school rules that are made specifically for safety reasons, such as walking (not running) in the school buildings, playing within sight of an adult, care of property, NO children to push wheelchairs, NO children to be left unattended in wheelchairs on slopes and inclines, etc.  The main school rule is Take Care.

In accordance with Rotherham LA, educational visits are planned in advance, with staff making a prior inspection of the venue at all times.  Specific consent is required for visits that involve pursuits that involve greater risk and that are out of the local area.  Details of the visit are sent to parents.  Children should wear appropriate clothing for the activity planned.  The correct adult to child ratio is always observed, and staff involved always take a first-aid kit, radar key, mobile phone and list of emergency telephone numbers.
All visits outside the authority and those which have added risks are referred to the LA for permission and guidance.

Newman School has standard procedures/emergency plan in case of an emergency in school, such as a fire or bomb alert, when the building is evacuated.  Practice drills are carried out at least once a term.  All staff and children are familiar with the routine and know their own exit route, place of assembly and roll-call system. All staff and visitors sign in snd out during the course of the school day.

All the children are taught to take care of themselves and each other but, in a school environment, accidents can occur.  Most are minor and can be dealt with by any member of staff.  Fully equipped first-aid boxes are kept in the school office, parent’s room and swimming pool.  The school’s Accident Register, and Accident Forms are kept in the school office.  If the accident is more serious, the school ensures the child receives qualified medical attention as quickly as possible from the school nurse, an ambulance being called if necessary.  A member of staff accompanies the child to hospital and the parents are informed straightaway.

Accident forms are filled in for those accidents that require medical attention, or that are caused by any defect in the school or its equipment.

The Site Supervisor, John Ryan, under the direction of Mrs Garland-Grimes and the Health and Safety Committee, is responsible for ensuring that the building provides safe and healthy surroundings for the children and for undertaking basic repairs and maintenance.  Approved contractors are called in as necessary.  John Ryan and staff maintain clean and tidy buildings and grounds.  Any equipment/hazardous substance is locked away.  All equipment is to British Standards and is maintained regularly.  

PAT Testing

All portable electrical equipment in the school is tested on an annual basis.  This is carried out by this Site Supervisor, who has received Portable Appliance Testing training.

Fire Drill

As soon as the fire alarm sounds, all children and adults should stop what they are doing and walk out of the building through the nearest exit.  Fire doors and emergency exits should never be blocked or locked during school hours, but, should a normal exit be blocked for any reason, then the nearest exit should be used.  Escape routes are marked on a plan in the entrance hall, and fire collection points are clearly identified in the school grounds. Staff and children on the primary corridor should leave the premises via the fire door in their classroom and proceed to the main playground.  The staff and children in the secondary department should leave by the nearest available fire door and proceed to the main yard.  Nursery staff and children should vacate the premises through the fire door and gather in the infant yard.

The children should walk out of the building(s) calmly and line up quietly.  Adults should prevent panic.  The Administrative staff will give the Class Registers to the class teachers, who should take the roll-call and check that all the children are present.  The Headteacher checks with all teachers that their pupils are accounted for.

Nobody should go back into the building(s).  If a child is missing, this should be reported to the Headteacher.

Fire wardens assist with the evacuation of the building and co-ordinating the roll-calls.  The Fire Wardens are the deputy head, the Site Supervisor, the Headteacher, the Finance Officer, the Admin Officer and the redceptionist.

Lunchtime Fire Procedure

If the fire alarm is sounded, adults on duty in the Dining Hall, classrooms, cloakrooms and playground should gather all the children well away from the building and ensure no child re-enters the building.

The Headteacher and deputy headteacher will ensure, as far as it is reasonably practicable, that everyone is out of the building(s).

Fire and Bomb Alerts

In the event of a fire or bomb alert, the Headteacher should sound the fire alarm to evacuate the premises and, after  telephoning 999 to alert the Fire Brigade and Police, check that the evacuation procedure has been followed.  If the alert is a practice, then the Fire Brigade should be informed before the evacuation of the premises takes place.  The Headteacher/Fire Warden, should position themselves near the school gates to meet the Fire Brigade/Police and direct them to the site of the incident, if known.

All children and adults should remain outside.  Only when the ‘all clear’ has been given are children and adults permitted to re-enter the premises.

Risk Assessments

Risk Assessments are carried out in school wherever staff feel concerned about a particular circumstance or activity.

Risk Assessments are carried out routinely for any out of school activities, also for  the manual handling of equipment and children.

Processes and procedures used in Food Technology and Resistant Materials lessons are risk assessed, as are activities in Science and PE.

Each pupil, where appropriate, has an individual risk assessment prepared for them when being hoisted during personal care, during a PE lesson and when swimming.

Individual risk assessments are carried out by OT/Physio for positioning pupils in equipment, such as standing frames.  OTs also make a risk assessment of each pupil when providing a sling.  The condition of a pupil’s skin is considered and suitability of the material in deciding which particular sling is selected and how appropriate it might be for that particular pupil to have the sling removed from the chair or left in situ.  The pupil’s preference will, of course, be considered in making a risk assessment.

Eating and drinking guidelines are provided by a specialist Dyspragia Speech and Language Therapist.  Training is received by staff on safe feeding of pupils who have eating and drinking difficulties.

Training is provided for new staff on the handling of wheelchairs, Child Protection, Moving and Handling and Personal Care procedures.

Smoking Policy

It is the policy of the LA that Newman School is a no-smoking school.  Smoking is not permitted in any area of the school or school grounds by staff, children, parents or visitors to the school.

Car Parking

Car parking is a concern at Newman School, as it can be a hazard for those who use the school and for the children in particular.

There is a ‘loop’ system in school which is clearly marked.  There are two ‘in’ lanes and one ‘out’ lane directly outside the school entrance and contractors and parents should adhere to these when dropping off and collecting children.  Children should be escorted to the main entrance either by the bus escort or a school CSA.
All people dropping off and picking up children should park in the hatched bay, chock their vehicle, leave in low gear and engage the handbrake unless the driver remains at the wheel and in full control of the car/mini bus.

Visitors should sign in/out of the school and will be given a Visitor’s badge.

Animals in School

•    Newman School ensures that animals kept in school are acquired from an accredited source and are healthy

•    School pets should not come into contact with wild animals (eg mice/rats).  Wild animals, whether dead or alive, should not be brought into school.

•    People with cuts or infections should not touch the animals.  Animals can bite and scratch and resulting wounds must be treated carefully.  (See the section on first aid.)  These incidents must be reported to the Headteacher and parents.

•    Food for animals should be stored carefully and safely to stop it becoming infested and it should be stored away from the children.

•    The care of animals during school time and holiday time should be considered very carefully (ie cleaning, feeding, etc).


Dogs are not allowed within the perimeter of the school grounds for health and safety reasons, though exceptions are made for working dogs; namely, guide dogs and hearing dogs.

Should a dog foul an area of the school grounds, the area must be cleared up immediately, as there is a possibility the children could pick up serious infections, e.g. toxocariasis.

Policy on Children Moving Equipment

In the normal day-to-day running of the school, there are times when children might need to move equipment or items of furniture  -  perhaps chairs and/or tables, sports equipment or other small pieces of equipment.

Children should always  be supervised when moving any equipment or piece of furniture.  Some items could be heavy or awkward to handle.  Children are shown how to lift and carry safely and reminded of this each time.

PE and Sports Equipment

When using large apparatus, children should be shown how to bend before lifting and moving apparatus.  The supervising adult allocates the appropriate number of children to lift heavy items.
All PE fixed equipment to be checked annually by an accredited engineer.


Chairs should be moved one at a time and children are taught how to carry them correctly.  They may carry a single chair on their own.  If a large number of chairs is needed, then the Site Supervisor will supervise.  Tables need one child at each end.  No child should attempt to lift a table single-handed.

Small items of equipment  -  tape players, CD players, PE trolleys  -  can be moved by the children under adult supervision.

When an item of equipment or furniture is being moved from one room to another, the supervising adult should nominate a child to open and close doors.

Items Children Should Not Move

•    Computers  -   wires can get caught and monitors can easily fall off  trolleys.

•    Televisions and overhead projectors

•    Piano  -  although on castors, it can tip and trap feet or fingers

•    Cooker  -  to heavy and awkward

•    Paper cutters  -  dangerously sharp blade

•    Children/staff should not stand on chairs or tables to remove displays, nor should they remove staples, pins etc from display/notice boards

Security of the Premises

The Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Site Supervisor are the designated key holders and are responsible for the security of the building.  (See Policy for Security).

Class Teacher

It is the responsibility of the class teacher to make sure that their classroom is secure, the windows closed and equipment switched off before they leave the premises.

Site Supervisor

It is the responsibility of the Site Supervisor to check that all locks and catches are in working order, that the emergency lighting is working, and that the fire alarm has no faults.

Before leaving the premises, the Site Supervisor has a duty to ensure that all the windows are closed, that the doors are locked and secure, and that the security alarm is set. A sweep of the building is carried out at the end of each day to ensure that no H&S issues have arisen during the course of the school day.

Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher

The Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher performs the above functions in the absence of the Site Supervisor.

The Headteacher is responsible for the security of the premises during the day.  The main entrance door and all other doors must be closed at all times. Gates are closed automatically at 10-00 and reopen at 3-00.

Any parent or visitor is welcome in school but is asked to report to Reception first.

Although these precautions should be observed, they should in no way detract from the welcoming ambience of the school.

School Health and Safety Committee

Newman School has a School Health and Safety Committee that meets monthly to review safety measures and reports of accidents, to assist in reviewing the school’s Health and Safety Policy and to ensure safety procedures are implemented throughout the school.

Representatives on the committee are:-

•    , Mrs O’Hara, Mr Ryan, Mrs Robinson, Mr Bunclark , Mrs Rose, student council representative are responsible for Health and Safety in the school and day-to-day implementation of the policy

Contractors on Site

•    Contractors should telephone the Headteacher/Site Supervisor and make appropriate arrangements before commencing work
•    If work is to be carried out pupils are present. List 99 checks will be made on personel.

•    When they arrive, all contractors should report to the office.  Contractors work under the close supervision of the Site Supervisor, so that there is no danger to the health and safety of children or adults in school.  Any concerns should be reported to the Headteacher, the contractors and the appropriate department of the LA/other Advisory Body

•    To have site of and sign the asbestos register

•    When not in use, any equipment that contractors bring into school should be stored in a safe place

•    No repairs or maintenance can be carried out in areas that children or adults are occupying;  this includes cloakroom and toilet areas

•    No work should be in progress in the playground/Dining Hall during break times and lunchtime.

NB: The guidance sheet below will be given to contractors.

Guidance for Contractors on Site

Newman School complies with the recommendations of the Health and Safety Inspector of Rotherham LA and requests you to refrain from the following practices

•    Smoking in the building or in the grounds, as Newman School is a no-smoking school

•    Moving vehicles while children are at play

•    Working on or near the playgrounds while the children are at play

•    Leaving equipment lying around or unattended

•    All contractors to have List 99 clearance

If you have any problems, please see the Headteacher

Policy on the Use of Hazardous Substances in School


All building work that is carried out in school has approval from the LA re the possibility of asbestos being present in the original structure of the building, in line with the LAs asbestos plan.

An asbestos plan has been carried out for the building, locating any likely source of asbestos.

Policy on the Use of Hazardous Substances in School

All potentially hazardous substances are kept in a locked store.

Any member of staff using chemicals should check the substance against the COSSH Register and follow procedures laid down for its use, control and exposure to it.  Staff should review any procedures and produce a risk assessment in the light of the particular class and/or the specific equipment/accommodation in use.  Any difficulties should be brought to the attention of the Headteacher/Assistant Headteacher/Science Cocoordinator
Bleach is not allowed on the school premises

Food Technology

Newman School recognizes the importance of cooking and baking as part of the Technology Curriculum but is aware that certain children are allergic to various foodstuffs.  Basic hygiene practices are observed, such as the children washing their hands before handling foodstuffs and tying back long hair.  Specific boards and cloths are to be used depending on the food being prepared.

Classroom organization is of the utmost importance for food technology lessons.  All necessary equipment and ingredients should be in the immediate vicinity and prepared beforehand, ready for use.

The class teacher and support staff should exercise vigilant supervision of children when they use any potentially dangerous equipment

Risk Assessments are in place for all cookery activities undertaken.

Protective Clothing

•    Aprons should be worn for all painting activities and any potentially messy craft activities.  Cloth aprons are  worn in Food technology classes and washed after each use

•    Painting shirts should not be worn for Technology lessons.  Children should wear the aprons used for Art or others provided especially for Technology

•    If handling soil for any activity, gloves should be worn

•    Teachers should have goggles to hand, in readiness for science activities requiring their use


All children are taught about safety and procedures during Science lessons

All equipment is kept in the stock cupboard in the classroom between lessons, which is locked.

Objects placed in unaccustomed places during experiments could cause breakage and/or falls. Teachers should make children aware of this and insist that care is always taken.  Children should not carry heavy loads, nor should they run about when carrying equipment that might shatter.

Glass should always be handled carefully and, whenever possible, plastic should be used in its place.  Some objects, eg glass mirrors, could have their edges taped to avoid sharp edges. All liquids or objects spilt or dropped on the floor should be cleaned up immediately to avoid accidents.  Hot water should not be put into thick glass containers, as they might crack because of uneven expansion setting up strains in the glass.

Care should be taken when holding objects close to the eye.  Safety goggles will be worn during all experiments.

There are many ways in which germs can be transferred and these should be minimized by keeping hands and equipment clean.  Hands should be washed before touching anything to be put into the mouth.  Tasting should not be allowed except under strict supervision.  Some things might need to be disinfected.  Children should not use liquids that give off vapours.  Some glues can be hazardous both from the inflammability and inhalation point of view.  Objects should not be pushed into the ears or nose.

Children should know some plants are poisonous and they should be made aware of what these are.  Moulds that have been grown should be destroyed carefully.  The children should never handle moulds.

Use of cutting devices  -  knives, scissors, chisels, etc  -  can be dangerous.  Eye protection should be worn when chisels are in use.  Children should be shown the correct techniques for their use before handling them.

Throwing projectiles or dropping objects in investigations should be done at carefully chosen and monitored places.

It should be remembered that care needs to be taken even with everyday substances, eg vinegar, lemon juice, etc are acidic.  Any substance is potentially dangerous.  Risk assessment should be carried out.

With naked flames (eg lighted candles, Bunsen burners), children should be warned to keep long hair, ties and other parts of clothing away from the flame.  Candles should be fixed firmly in suitable holders.  Safety goggles will be worn.

Lenses (eg magnifying glasses) can focus light and heat;  therefore special care should be taken that children do not look at intense sources of light through these lenses.  Convex lenses and concave mirrors can, in strong sunlight, cause fires if heat is focused on something flammable.

Children should never look at a very bright light (eg a projector beam).  Pupils should never look directly at the sun, even through dark glasses or plastic.

Only alcohol-filled thermometers are used. There are no mercury-filled thermometers in the school.  Magnets, although not a hazard to pupils, can affect other equipment.  Plastic bags are a potential hazard and can cause suffocation.

Care should be taken when carrying out electrical work.  Mains electricity should not be used  -  only low-voltage batteries.  Where a piece of apparatus powered from the mains is used, it should be connected and switched on under adult supervision.  Leads should not ‘trail’ across the room or tables.  Any electrical equipment ‘loaned’ to the school should be suitable for its purpose and safe for primary-age pupils to use.  All electrical equipment is subject to an annual inspection


All equipment should be stores safety in the fume cabinet and returned to its correct storage place after use.  Craft knife blades must be retracted before they are put away.

Hardboard should be used to protect surfaces when using tools.  An adult will always supervise children who are using tools.  The correct procedures and techniques are shown to the children beforehand.

When buying wood to use in school, ensure it is bought from an educational supplier.  Some woods are treated and can be harmful to children.  ‘Donated’ wood should not be accepted unless the source has been investigated.

Glue guns

•    When using glue guns, the children are well supervised.  Younger children should not use the guns on their own

•    Designate an area for using the glue gun.  Only one child should be in the area using the gun at any one time.  Keep all the other children well away

•    The item being glued must be left for a few minutes to cool

•    If a child should burn him/herself, the wound should be run under the cold tap.  If there is doubt about the severity of the burn, the designated First Aider/nurse or the Headteacher should be consulted

Policy on the Administration of Medicines during School hours

Medication for individual children should be sent to school with the appropriate instructions.  On arrival this medication should be given to the class teacher or taken directly to the school nurse.  ON NO ACCOUNT SHOULD MEDICATION BE LEFT IN A CHILD’S BAG.

The medication should be brought into school in a suitable, labeled container.  

Paracetomol and other similar pain killers are kept in a locked drawer in the school office. Written permission is obtained from parents re administration of such to their child. A note is sent to parents if drugs are given, noting time and amounts.
Inhalers are kept in the same drawer and signed out and in on a need basis.
When pupils are on school trips, medication may be administered by particular members of staff.  This would be included in the Risk Assessment.

Policy on First Aid in School

All staff in the school deal with minor incidents requiring first aid.

There are three trained First Aiders in school who deal with minor injuries of the children and concerns of the staff

The three staff are:

Kerry Beech

Marie Burton

John Ryan

If children are ill or staff have serious concerns re their specific condition they should consult the school nurse.

If there is any doubt about the correct first-aid procedure, the qualified First Aiders should be consulted.

If in doubt call 999 and inform parents.


When dealing with blood, and other bodily fluids plastic gloves and an apron should be worn

Cuts/scratches  -  Use only clean water and lint.  It is policy not to use antiseptic liquids/ointments, as these could delay healing or cause allergic reactions.  Plasters may be applied, if necessary, after ascertaining the child is not allergic to these

Bleeding  -  As above, if profuse, apply direct pressure and raise the wound before sending for the nurse.

Head Bumps  -  Cold compress.  Contact the nurse.  Parents are advised in a ‘Bump to the Head’ letter.  See Appendix One.  (The child might not show signs of concussion until much later.

Falling  -   Children do fall over at school from time to time and they react in different ways.  It is advisable to watch the situation carefully and assess it.  If the child is unable to get up and is in obvious distress, contact nurse, who will assess the situation and take appropriate action.  If the child is unable to stand unaided, do not lift them  -  this could cause other injuries.

Unconsciousness  -  Contact nurse immediately.

Breathing difficulties  -  Ask the child to stand or sit quietly.  Send for nurse.

Epilepsy/Fainting  -  If a child is falling, try to support him/her or ease the fall, loosen clothing around the head/neck and contact nurse.

Haemophilia  -  This condition affects the clotting of the blood and can cause haemophiliacs to bleed more freely than other people do.  If a known haemophiliac is having a ‘bleed’, contact nurse and call an ambulance to take them to RDGH.

Diabetes  -  Diabetics can display either lethargic or more active characteristics than usual.  If a diabetic has high or low blood sugar, contact the nurse.

Anaphylaxis  -  The result of a sever, generalized, allergic reaction.  The child could experience severe difficulties with breathing.  If a known anaphylactic has an attack, the teacher in charge/school nurse  should administer the child’s adrenaline and call for an ambulance.  Common allergies are:-

•    food, eg eggs, fish, nuts, especially peanuts

•    insect stings

•    immunizations or antibiotics.

Safety/HIV Protection

Disposable gloves and a plastic apron should always be worn when treating any accidents/incidents that involve body fluids.  Make sure any waste (wipes, pads, paper towels etc) is placed in a disposable bag and fastened securely.  Any children’s clothes should be placed in a plastic bag and fastened ready to take home.

A clean pair of gloves should be worn when attending to each pupil’s personal care.  The changing bed should be washed down on every occasion.

Recording Accidents

All accidents must be recorded in an  Accident Form.  These are kept in the school office.  All details need to be filled in, including treatment.

When a serious accident occurs, and the pupil requires treatment, the details are recorded on the Rotherham LEA Accident/Incident Record form, with a copy sent to the appropriate authority and reported to the HSE via the Incident Contact Centre.

The Headteacher enters all accidents to staff and pupils in an accident book.  The Health and Safety Committee analyses the range of accidents occurring in the school.

Accidents fall into four categories:

•    A death or major injury

•    A semi-serious injury (that is when an employee or child has had an accident at school and is unable to work for more than three days)

•    A work related disease

A dangerous occurrence (this is when something occurs that does not result in a reportable injury, but which clearly could have done).

Physical Education

Newman School always has the safety of the children in mind.  There is a risk element to Physical Education of which Newman School is aware.  (See following notes)

General points to be considered when teaching PE

•    The teacher should be dressed appropriately, with jewellery removed.  The correct footwear is essential to ensure quick and safe movement when necessary

•    The children should change into T-shirt and shorts for any physical activity for safety and hygiene reasons.  Baggy clothing should be discouraged

•    The teacher should be aware of what the children are doing throughout the session and should not leave them on their own.

Gymnastic Safety

•    Large pieces of gymnastic apparatus should be moved only when there is a member of staff present.  All equipment should be checked by a member of staff and returned to its proper place at the end of the lesson

•    The teacher must consider if the environment is safe and whether dangerous situations can arise.  Is the floor wet or slippery?  Is the area clear of superfluous equipment (tables, chairs, filing cabinets)?  Are the mats in the right places?  Are all the fixing points and bolts in the right places?

•    The children should be ‘warmed up’ sufficiently before the lesson begins, to avoid injury.  The teacher should be able to see the whole class (important during apparatus work).

•    Is the apparatus suitable for the age of the children?  The teacher should know how many children are safe on each piece of apparatus and should group the children accordingly

•    If only one person at a time can go on the apparatus, make sure the next child does not start until the first is off the apparatus and mats

•    Discourage the children from touching each other (especially giving support), unless the specific task you have given them requires it, eg partner work

•    Beware of demonstrating an exercise with the most able child, as this could influence other children to attempt a task beyond their capabilities

Games Safety

Ensure all equipment is safe and nothing is cracked or broken.  All equipment should be checked again and put away at the end of the lesson.

All children should be securely fastened in their wheelchairs.

Walkers should be used with caution.

Dance Safety

Although dance is less dangerous than other physical activities, teachers should be aware of certain hazards

•    Children should dance in bare feet or wear pumps

•    Children should be discouraged from running around in a boisterous manner

•    The teacher should make sure there is nothing in the Hall on which children could harm themselves

Swimming Rules

Teaching and support staff should accompany the children when traveling to and from the baths, the senior teacher having a list of all the children in his/her care and the numbers involved.

The children should be counted on leaving school, on entering and leaving the pool and when leaving the swimming baths.

The children should know the layout of the Leisure Centre, including where the swimming pools and changing rooms are.

The swimming teacher at the baths should make sure the school staff know where to find the nearest life-saving equipment, first-aid box and telephone in case of an emergency.

Staff to pupil ration must be at least 1:5 on the poolside.  Staff must be in/around the changing rooms when the children are changing.  Children with long hair should wear swimming caps.

NOTE:  See the Rotherham LEA guidelines for more details.

First Aid Boxes

The locations are marked by a green cross


French/Music Room

Bum bag in 16+

Contents:  scissors, bandages, plasters (single and strip), cotton wool, sterile gauze, disposable gloves and aprons

Supplies are also kept of eye baths and slings.

Person Responsible for Supplies

One of the First Aiders is responsible for checking the contents of the first aid boxes once each half term and for placing orders to replenish stock.  All staff are responsible for notifying the School Office if the contents of any of the first aid boxes are running low.

Reporting School Accidents

Certain accidents arising out of, or in connection with, work have to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive, under the requirements of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).

Accidents and incidents should be reported immediately to the Incident Contact Centre (ICC) based in Caerphilly.  Incidents can be reported by telephone, fax, e-mail, via the Internet or by post.

See Further Information  -  Useful Documents and Resources.

If the accident is reported by telephone, it should be confirmed in writing or by e-mail from the web site on the HSE form.  (See Appendix One).  Copies of all forms completed should be retained.

If the accident is more than a minor one for a child or adult, the Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher should be informed immediately.  He or she send for the ambulance, if needed, and contacts parents, if considered advisable.

Copies of the form are taken for the school file, for the Health and Safety Executive and sent to the ICC and Area Education Office.

Major Injuries

•    Fractures of the skull, spine or pelvis

•    Fracture of any bone in the arm, other than a bone in the wrist or hand

•    Fracture of any bone in the leg, other than a bone in the ankle or foot

•    The loss of sight in an eye

•    Any other injury that results in the person injured being admitted to hospital as an in-patient for more than 24 hours, unless that person is detailed for observation only

It could be that the extent of the injury might not be apparent at the time of the accident or immediately afterwards, or the injured person might not immediately be admitted to hospital.  Once the injuries are confirmed, or the person has spent more than 24 hours in hospital then the accident must be reported as a major injury.

Employee Accidents

(This applies to all Education employees and self-employed persons on school premises).  See Appendix 3)

Any accident to an employee resulting in a fatal or major injury should be reported to the ICC immediately by telephone or e-mail.  If first reported by telephone, the details should be confirmed on form F2508 within seven days.

Pupil Accidents

Fatal and major injuries to pupils on school premises during school hours should be reported in the same way as those to employees.  However, injuries during play activities in playgrounds arising from collisions, slips and falls need not be reported unless they are attributable to:

•    The condition of the premises (for example, potholes, ice, damaged or worn steps etc)

•    Plant or equipment on the school premises

•    The lack of proper supervision

Fatal and major injuries to school pupils occurring on sponsored or controlled activities, organized by the school but off the school site (such as field trips, sporting events or holidays in the UK),  should be reported if the accident arose out of, or in connection with, these activities.

Refer to Visits Policy for more detailed information.

To be updated in September 12

Further Information

Useful Documents and resources

Reporting accidents, injuries, work-related diseases and dangerous occurrences

Postal reports to

Incident Contact Centre
Caerphilly Business Centre

Internet reports to: www.riddor, or

Telephone (local rate) 0845 300 9923;  Fax (local rate) 0845 300 9924

e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HSE Publications

RIDDOR reporting:  Information about the New Information Centre 2001

Guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations 1995 (ISBN 0 7176 24315

RIDDOR Explained:  The reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurencees Regulations 1995

Health and Safety Management in Schools

Safety Policies in Schools (various)

Safety Policies in the Education Sector

Five steps to risk assessment:  Managing Health and Safety

Contractors in Schools

ASE                    Be Safe  -  Safety Policy and Risk Assessment

Folens Publishers            Primary Professional Development
Managing Medicines in School (Fa5428

NAS/UWT                Health and Safety Representatives Handbook (annual)

The Stationery Office             Health and Safety Law  -  What You Should Know  
October 99
Pack of 25 leaflets.

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Student Council Meeting - By Millie

On Thursday 30th November we talked about the ways that pupils in school could find out what we did on the website. Looked at the voting slips for the house name vote ansd we will decide the names the new houses on Friday 1st December in assembly.

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w/e 8th December 2017

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emerald Alisha 6

Ella H


Adam M




Pupil of the Week

w/e 8th December 2017


Comgratulations for being the first winner for the new houses.

Meet the Student Council

in   Ibraheem
rt   Rhys
Deputy Chairperson
rh   Reece
Deputy Chaiperson
sil   Josh
Safety Officer
sil   Adam
Safety Officer
mb   Millie
ss   Sarah
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Highslide JS   Mr P. Silvester
Highslide JS   Ms K. Ryan-Murray
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Highslide JS   Ms L. Anderson
Assistant Head
Highslide JS   Mrs S. Grundy
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