KILBRIDE NATIONAL SCHOOL
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Health and Safety Policy
The staff of Kilbride National School have completed a review of the Health and Safety Issues in the school. A new and revised Health and Safety Policy has been formulated after consultation with the whole staff and the Board of Management.
The staff of Kilbride National School place huge importance on health and safety issues in the school. The staff holds a firm belief that this policy will protect and provide safety for each and every child in the school. This policy promotes the holistic development of every child in the school.
The following are very important procedures to note and follow
Please Note: Only those names on the Child Collection Consent Form are permitted to collect children from school.
Kilbride National School Healthy Eating Policy
Kilbride National School promotes healthy eating at lunchtimes. The goal of the healthy eating policy is to encourage children to eat food that is high in fibre, low in sugar and salt.
Children are encouraged to eat and drink plenty of the following lists of food
Forbidden food and drink
Research has shown that junk food can cause children to be giddy and hyper. As a result, children do not work as well at school.
Children are allowed one treat day. Friday is treat day. This treat day works alongside Golden Time. It is to be seen as a reward from home for good behaviour in school. The following treats are allowed to be brought in on a Friday only:
No chewing gum is allowed in the school.
Kilbride National School has a strict no smoking policy. The school and its grounds is a designated non-smoking area. The principal must be notified if anyone is seen smoking in the school or on the grounds.
Road Safety/Car Park
Attention has to be paid to the following points concerning road safety outside Kilbride National School.
The staff of Kilbride National School view Safety as a massive priority and of utmost importance.
However, accidents do occur despite supervision.
Cuts or Open Wounds
Should a child fall or have an accident that results in an open cut/wound, the following shall be adhered to:
If a child receives a blow to the head resulting from a fall or clash of heads the following shall be adhered to:
If the child should suffer from any of the following:
An ambulance will be called and the parent/guardian informed immediately.
If a child is involved in an accident resulting in injury to his or her limbs, shoulder, ribs or neck, the following shall be adhered to:
Recording of Accidents
If any injury occurs at school, the incident will be recorded. In the case of a “major injury” (head injury/serious cuts/breakages) the school will send home a note detailing the injury and treatment received. The parent/guardian will be asked to sign the note and return it to school.
Health & Safety Form and Consent
The parent/guardian will be required to fill in a Health and Safety Form detailing the names and phone numbers to be contacted in case of an accident. This form will require information regarding illness/allergies. The form will require consent for the use of plasters to cover minor cuts. This form will require parental consent in the event of a child being brought to hospital.
This policy was approved by the Board of Management in the academic year 2018/2019 and will be reviewed in the academic year 2019/2020.
Board of Management
Kilbride National School