8. WHAT SUPPORT WILL THERE BE FOR MY CHILD’S OVERALL WELL BEING?
WHAT IS THE PASTORAL, MEDICAL AND SOCIAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE IN THE SCHOOL?
· We are an inclusive school that holds a child’s emotional and spiritual development as a priority;
· The class teacher has overall responsibility for the pastoral, medical and social care of every child in their class;
· Any additional staff working with vulnerable children requiring support during the school day, will work under the direction of the SENCo/Head.
HOW DOES THE SCHOOL MANAGE THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES?
· The school has a policy regarding the administration and managing of medicines, which is available on the policy page of the school website. Parents can request a ‘hard copy’ of this policy from the school office;
· Parents need to contact the school office if prescribed medication is recommended by healthcare professionals and needs to be taken during the school day. Any medication must be given to the school in the packaging that it was dispensed in by the pharmacy, with the child’s name and administration information clearly shown. A form must also be completed by the parent and medicines handed into and collected from the school office;
· On a day-to-day basis, the administrative staff generally oversee the administration of any medicines. Another member of staff will always witness any administration;
· As a staff, we have regular training and updates on conditions and medication affecting individual children, so that all staff are able to manage medical situations;
· All staff hold first aid qualifications, which are updated regularly.
WHAT SUPPORT IS THERE FOR BEHAVIOUR, AVOIDING EXCLUSION AND INCREASING ATTENDANCE?
· The school has adopted behaviour and exclusion policies available on the school website. If a child has significant behaviour difficulties, an Individual Behaviour Plan (IBP) is written to identify the specific issues, put relevant support in place and set targets with a view to identifying and addressing the underlying reasons behind the behaviour. The school works closely with Hendon Brook Short Early Intervention Team, providing support in school and sometimes short stay provision for pupils at great risk of exclusion;
· The school has an adopted attendance policy. Attendance of every child is monitored on a daily basis by the school. Lateness and absence are recorded and reported to the Headteacher who may involve Children’s Services if this becomes a concern. Various incentive schemes are used to promote positive attendance throughout the school including the presentation of Bronze, Silver and Gold prizes individually and the class progressing up the tree;
HOW WILL MY CHILD BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE THEIR VIEWS?
· Children who have IPPs or IBPs discuss their progress and targets when these are reviewed (age appropriate), as well as at termly meetings;
· If your child has a Statement or EHCP, their views will be sought before any review meetings (if appropriate);
· Children are routinely asked to reflect on their learning and share how they feel they are progressing during the course of their daily learning journey;
· All children are provided with the opportunity to be voted onto the School Council, as well as hold other positions of responsibility, by their class or teachers.