Accidents occur despite supervision. Minor accidents are treated at school. Slight cuts and grazes are normally treated by cleaning with water. Parents are asked to check the cut that evening. Ice packs are applied in the case of a bruise.
Parents/Guardians are contacted immediately if there is any cause for concern. If deemed necessary teachers fill in an Accident Report form (Appendix E).
Children who fall are brought to the attention of the SNA or teacher on yard duty. No member of staff should find themselves in a one-to-one situation when dealing with an injured child. If a child is injured badly enough to merit being brought inside the teacher on yard must be informed.
If a child is injured badly enough to merit being brought inside an SNA or a teacher on yard knocks loudly on the staff room window. One of the three teachers who has been on lunchtime duty the previous week (the three teachers decide in advance who this will be and may decide to form a rota among themselves) goes immediately to attend to the child. An SNA brings the injured child off the yard into the school and is met by the teacher in charge of injuries for the week. The SNA stays with the teacher while she attends to the child as no member of staff should find themselves in a one-to-one situation when dealing with an injured child.