Schools are responsible for day-to-day health and safety whenever a child is in the care of school staff – this includes school trips and clubs.
Every school has a health and safety policy.
Governors discuss health and safety at governor Premises meetings and at Staffing and Pupil Welfare meetings.
At Holly Park we talk to the School Council regularly about health and safety.
At Holly Park we update our school risk assessments annually.
We also do an internal health and safety audit annually.
Keeping safe involves many areas:
- Online safety
- First Aid
- Site Security
- Recruitment of Staff
- Visitors and volunteers
- Behaviour/Anti Bullying
- Positive Handling
- Photographing and Videoing
- Personal care
- Trips and Visits
- Home Visits
- Managing Critical Incidents
All of these areas are covered in our health and safety policy, our safeguarding policy and many have a policy of their own.
A first aid company came in to teach all of our Y6 some basic first aid as we felt that this is an important life skill. The children learnt about how to bandage, how to stop a nose bleed and how to do simple resuscitation amongst other things. The children really enjoyed it. After School club have also done some first aid too.