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The health and safety of the whole school community is paramount at all times. The Governing Body, Head teacher and all staff take their responsibilities very seriously. We adhere strictly to our Child Protection and related policies, copies of which are available from school.


All parents are requested to complete the Emergency Contact and Medical forms.

Child Protection


Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils.


In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a pupil may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow Sunderland Safeguarding Board Procedures and inform Children’s Services Social Care of their concern.


The Designated Person for Child Protection and promoting the welfare of children who are at the school is Mr G Kelly and The Nominated Deputy is Mrs J Jobling.



First Aid


Accidents do occur in school. We have 3 qualified First Aiders, who update their training regularly, and all teaching staff have basic First Aid training. Accidents are recorded and a notification slip sent home to parents. If a more serious accident occurs, we will contact parents immediately and, if necessary, call an ambulance.



Emergency Closure


Notification will be given in advance, where possible by ‘pupil post’, of any foreseen emergency closures/ repair work. In the case of other emergencies such as severe weather, a member of staff will notify parents on arrival at the School gate, by telephone, or on local radio stations and websites, such as Sun FM. We do have the facility to contact parents of school closures by text. If parents wish to receive these, please ensure that the office has your current mobile phone number.

Medication in School


It is very important that parents provide the school with their child’s up-to-date medical information in school. Emergency contact details should also be kept up-to-date so parents and carers can be notified if their child becomes ill during the day.


Where a child suffers from an ongoing medical condition, or if a child is well enough to be in school but is required to complete a course of prescribed medication, which is more than three times a day, arrangements can be made for a member of staff to supervise the child taking the medicine. Parents are also welcome to come into school to give their own child prescribed medication. Please contact the office for further details.


Where children suffer from respiratory problems, inhalers can be left in school – please see our Medication in School Policy or contact the office for further details.


Staff have also had training in the management of diabetes.



Sun Care


On hot sunny days, please ensure that you apply sun cream to your child before school. Your child may bring sun cream into school, although staff will be unable to apply it due to safeguarding and health and safety issues. However, staff will endeavour to supervise children if they need to apply it. Please make sure that your child wears a suitable hat or cap on hot sunny days and that any clothing covers their skin as much as possible.

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St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

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Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust

Evolve Business Centre
Cygnet Way,
Rainton Bridge South Business Park
Tyne & Wear

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust