Health & Safety

Health & Safety
We aim to ensure that everyone on our site is safe at all times and we follow the guidance outlined in Torfaen County Borough Council’s Health and Safety policy and the school has its own Health and safety policy based on this.
Any Health and Safety issues should be reported to the Head Teacher or The Facilities Manager, Mr Julian Smith.  Regular fire drills are undertaken and designated Fire Safety Wardens ensure procedures are followed. Risk assessments are undertaken for potential hazards and for offsite trips. All trips are logged on the EVOLVE system.
All visitors must report to reception and must sign in using the electronic signing in system and must wear an appropriate identification badge. All contractors use the same system and anyone seen in school without the appropriate identification will be challenged.
There is a carpark opposite the school and we ask that parents/visitors do not park on the double yellow lines, disabled or bus parking bays. Illegal parking can cause a serious danger to our pupils and congestion around the school. The school site is locked down and secure during the day and CCTV cameras are in operation 24 hours a day.
Please note the school has a strict no smoking policy in and around the site and dogs are not allowed on site. Any person using inappropriate language on site will be asked to leave.
If your child needs to take medication, we are more than happy for you to come into school to administer it. However, staff are not permitted to administer medication, so please don’t send medicines or tablets into school with your child, as they cannot administer their own medication either.
Pupils with asthma should bring a clearly labelled inhaler into school, which will be kept in the child’s classroom. Pupils will be supervised taking their inhaler, but staff will not be able to administer it for them. Pupils are encouraged to use their inhalers whenever they feel they need them.
Every effort is made to keep pupils safe, but occasionally accidents do occur and we have a number of staff who are first aid trained and able to treat minor injuries. You will always be contacted via text/phone to inform you that your child has had an accident. In most cases these are minor and the pupil is able to remain in school. Parents are more than welcome to visit school to check injuries if they wish. It is vitally important that we have an up to date contact numbers, so we can reach you in emergencies.
We would respectfully ask that pupils do not bring valuables into school as we cannot accept responsibility for anything that is lost, broken or stolen.
Mobile phones are not allowed in school generally, but if you feel you child really NEEDS a phone, it must be handed in to the class teacher (or breakfast club supervisor if they attend) at the beginning of the day and it will be handed back at the end of the day.
Please Note: staff CANNOT be held responsible if the phone gets broken, lost or stolen.