First Aid

First Aid

In school there are always trained members of staff who volunteer to oversee first aid. There are a number of first aid kits situated around school. When a child is poorly, or has suffered an accident there is a protocol for staff to follow:

  • A trained first aider is consulted
  • The incident is logged in the accident book
  • For head injuries a Head Note is issued
  • If there is any doubt at all a parent is contacted

Springboard policy is that members of staff will not give medicines at all. In the case of a pupil needing medication during the day parents are welcome to come into school to administer correct dosages. For the majority of medicines a dose before and after school is perfectly adequate. Naturally the parents should consult doctors before giving any form of medication.

For matters of an intimate nature staff are informed to deal with a child with utmost sensitivity and always to seek guidance from the Headteacher or a Director. In almost all situations the parents will be asked to come into school immediately so that they are part of the decision making process for such matters. In rare circumstances the relevant medical professionals and social care and health professionals will be contacted as a matter of utmost urgency before the parent.