Health, Safety Information Including E-safety & Support for Parents
Health and Safety
Health and safety is everyone's responsibility. Please drive and park carefully around our village. Let us know if you spot anything we can improve to keep our children safe. Please keep dogs away from the school gate and site.
We will only hand your child over to you or a nominated adult. Please complete the long term collection from below to nominate another adult in case you are delayed or for a regular collection arrangement.
If your child needs long term medication please see the section below. Almost all of our staff are first aid trained. There is further information about first aid at school below. You can also find information to download about head lice, Norovirus and infection control.
To help keep everyone feeling safe at school and able to thrive and learn we have drawn up a set of behaviour principles - these can be found below.
If you need help at home for your child's health, behaviour or well-being please use the parental support link. The link will take you to information about the school nurse.
We are proactive in promoting E-safety. For more information about your role, at home , and how we will work together so that your child can make good choices online please read the section below.
Each year we elect our Internet legends - pupils who work across the school to promote keeping safe on-line. See the section below.
Fire drills are held every term. A whole school lockdown will be practised at least once annually.
In severe weather we will only close the school if it is not safe to travel or we have insufficient staff in school to keep pupils safe - further information can be found below.
Our Health and Safety policy can be found in the Polices & Procedures section.
Administration of Medicine
Due to covid restrictions we are not administering medication unless it is required for a long term condition.
Medication is administered voluntarily by school staff, they are not able to administer medicine without a completed and signed Voluntary Administration of Medicines form.
Please do not send your child with medicine in their school bag; bring the medicine to the school office and complete a form. The form is also available for you to complete in advance, see below - thank you for your support with this.
In considering all matters related to behaviour and discipline, the following principles have been agreed
1. All children have a right to learn and all teachers a right to teach
2. All children can make choices about their behaviour and should be helped to exercise that choice responsibly.
3. All children should be encouraged to be honest about their behaviour, with themselves and other people, and helped to learn from their experiences.
4. All children should learn that good behaviour has consequences, which may include rewards, and that good behaviour is appreciated and encouraged.
5. All children should learn that inappropriate behaviour has consequences, which may include punishment, and that following these consequences a fresh start is available.
6. All children should know that inappropriate behaviour will not be ignored or overlooked and that in rejecting the behaviour the child is not rejected.
7. All children should see that staff have high expectations of behaviour, apply the behaviour code consistently and show the responsibility for maintaining high standards throughout the school and grounds and during visits of site (as appropriate to the circumstances)..
Emergency & SEVERE WEATHER Closure
The procedure for informing parents of our school closing due to severe weather or in case of emergency closure is as follows: -
- We will send you a text message if at all possible
- Details will be passed to the local radio station, Radio Leicester - 104.9 FM
- They will broadcast the information from 7.30 am.
- You can also access the up to date information on line at Radio Leicester http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/leicester/hi/tv_and_radio/
- Parents/Guardians must not contact the radio station direct as this hinders the process.
During adverse weather conditions we will endeavour to minimise the risk to school users by carrying out the following:
- A safe route from the main gate to all school entrances will be cleared of snow and/or ice and gritted.
- Warning signs will be displayed.
All school users/visitors/staff, including pupils, must keep to the cleared & gritted routes.
Please note that all school users have a personal responsibility to be careful when walking on snow and ice
Please read the detailed Emergency Closure Parent Information below
Why is E-Safety Important?
It is important that pupils understand that safe and sensible online behaviour means and how to use the Internet safely. Recent trends show that young people are always connected, children are accessing the Internet at a younger age e.g. 23% of 8-11 year olds are on social networks (ofcom 2016). Even when using the Internet safely, children can still be at risk due to the behaviour of others, so it is vital they know how to react to such situations.
We are proud to have been awarded the Leicestershire Schools' E-Safety Award in 2018, in recognition of the work we do to to keep our pupils E-Safe and aware online. Please see below for more information on the work we are doing and for further information please see our E-Safety Policy on the policies page of this website.
It may seem silly to be thinking about e-safety when your child first starts school but this is the time to make your household rules. Once mobiles and tablets are in the bedroom and used out of your sight it is too late and too painful to change the rules.
Sometimes your child might want to search for information on-line Swiggle is a child friendly search engine: Safe searching for children
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people.The Click CEOP button provides a gateway to the CEOP Safety Centre, an
area of the CEOP website offering:
- information and advice on ‘Should I make a report to CEOP?’,
- ‘What happens when I make a report?’ and ‘How can CEOP help
- signposting to CEOP partners, such as Childline, who can offer help and support on issues outside of CEOP’s remit, which includes online bullying.
- reporting of suspected or known child sex offender activity directly to CEOP for investigation. Every report will be read by a Child Protection Advisor within the CEOP Child Protection team.
It is advised that users read the information and advice contained within the CEOP Safety Centre prior to making a report to CEOP by clicking on the CEOP button below.
Newton Burgoland is an Internet Legends School
As well as training all of our pupils throughout school how to be safe online, Newton Burgoland is also an Internet Legends School. We follow Google's Be Internet Legends Scheme of Work for all pupils from Years 3 to 6. The Scheme, accredited by Parent Zone, The PSHE Assocation and InternetMatters.org, teaches pupils the fundamentals of Online Safety through five key principles: Be Sharp (Think Before You Share), Be Alert (Check Content is Real), Be Secure (Protect Your Stuff), Be Kind (Respect Each Other), Be Brave (When in Doubt, Discuss).
These principles are echoed to the whole school community by our panel of Internet Legends
Due to Covid Restrictions our Internet Legends have been unable to work across classes this year. We hope to restart the scheme in 20/21.
More information on the Be Internet Legends Scheme can be found at: https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk
Fire Drills and Lockdown
When the fire bell is heard, the children leave school quietly and calmly and line up on the Wraggs Yard. Registers are taken.
Each term we check how quickly we can evacuate.
In the event of a real fire or evacuation emergency we have a key to the Chapel on The Green so we can shelter if we need to. Parent contact details are taken with just in case.
We hope we never have to Lockdown but we are prepared. We are able to lock ourselves in the building if we need to. When we practise we talk about a naughty dog being loose in the village or a chemical leak making the air unsafe outside. I tell the children about a time when there was a big factory fire and people were asked to stay indoors.
We have at least 8 members of staff trained in First Aid with 3 members trained in Paediatric First Aid
Bumped Head/Injury Near Eye
- You will receive a text message informing you of any bumped head or injury near eye.
- A letter concerning the incident will be in your child’s book bag.
- We will give your child a red 'I bumped my head today' wrist band.
In case of all First Aid incidents; we will phone you immediately if we think your child should see a doctor or needs to be collected urgently; if appropriate we will phone an ambulance.