The school promotes and encourages healthy eating through the curriculum and through ‘Healthy Breaks’. We also encourage and give advice to pupils on the matter of lunch choices. The school canteen also promotes healthy eating options within its menus.
Foundation Stage pupils have the opportunity to sample healthy foods at break time with fruit, milk, toast, porridge and yoghurt available for £1 per week.
Older pupils are taught about healthy eating through their Science lessons as well as getting advice on healthy living choices and looking after themselves. The Dairy Council and other Health Agencies make regular visits to inform pupils about health related matters.
Healthy Kidz is an impotant aspect of our school life and the programme runs every Monday and Wednesday throughout the school.
The school recognises that it has a very important role to play in a child’s personal development. Children will undergo many changes during their 7 years at primary school - intellectually, emotionally and physically. Considerable time and resources are spent to help children to feel and to become valued and important members of the school community. By doing so, we hope that children will make most of the opportunities which the school can offer, and make a positive contribution to school life in return.
It is the responsibility of every teacher in the school to look after the pastoral needs of the children in their care but Mrs Henry has overall responsibility for our pastoral care policy. The person responsible for liaising with statutory authorities in matters relating to child protection and safeguarding is Mrs Henry, with Mrs Managh in the role of safeguarding teacher.
When a child becomes ill at school, or if a child is injured the parent will be notified. In some cases the parent will be asked to call and collect the child. In the event of serious injury the school will take the child to the local Health Centre for treatment. In all cases it will be school policy to act in the best interests of the child, and the same time endeavour to contact parents at the earliest possible moment. The school’s First Aider is Mrs Stephenson, we also have fully trained Junior First Aiders in P5-7.
Our school is a Bully-Free Zone and we strongly believe that all children have the right to be taught and to learn in a safe environment, free from all types of aggressive behaviour. With this in mind the school will deal with instances of alleged bullying quickly and fairly. Staff will endeavour to incorporate into their classroom routines discussions on issues relating to bullying. If you feel you ever have a problem in this area please do not hesitate to contact the school.
The school has a separate anti-bullying policy document which is available to all parents on request. We would be grateful if you could encourage your child to be kind and courteous to others at all times.