Health & Welfare
The School Health Service exists to care for all school children and welcomes your co-operation in making sure that your child has a happy and healthy school career.
All parents know the importance of good beginnings. For children to be happy and do well, parents and school staff must work closely together. Many things affect the way in which children learn and one of the most important is health. If a child is ill or has special needs, parents will want to go to their own doctor or hospital but some conditions need to be considered from an education point of view as well, for example, those involving eyes and ears. The School Health Service provides continuing care for all children whilst at school.
The school nursing team come into school during a child’s first year, and occasionally to follow up some children, to carry out vision and hearing screening and height/weight checks. Any concerns will be reported to parents.
Children in Local Authority Care
From time to time children who are in local authority care will be admitted to our school. The school has a designated teacher who will make them feel welcome and who will ensure that the child's individual needs are met.
This most annoying problem occurs despite repeated efforts on behalf of us all to minimise its effects. Please check your child's hair on a regular basis, although the lice can be seen in dry hair, the best way to check is by the combing of wet hair after the application of conditioner with a fine toothed detector comb. The school will occasionally send out information about how to deal with head lice if a case has been reported to us.
Bidbury Infant School recognises its prime responsibility to promote the welfare of its children. Children have a right to feel secure. It is the statutory duty of the school to work within the spirit of the Children's Act 1989 and to follow the guidelines and procedures of Hampshire's Area Child Protection Committee. If the school is concerned about the welfare of or feels a child is at risk it has a duty to report this to Social Services.
The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead is the Headteacher