Policies

Bullying

Bullying is not tolerated at Chalfont Valley E-ACT Academy. If a pupil is bullied, the pupil is advised to say that they do not like this bullying behaviour.  If this does not stop immediately, the pupil must tell an adult who will help them.  They should know that staff always take bullying seriously and will listen to them carefully. All incidents will be referred to a member of the Senior Leadership Team who will, if necessary, contact the parents of both pupils involved.

Reporting Racist Incidents

By law, schools are required to record and investigate all racist incidents and to report them to the Local Authority on a regular basis.  Parents will also be notified.

Medical Matters

Parents should notify the school on admission if their child suffers from any illness that could affect his or her school life (e.g. anaphylaxis, diabetes, epilepsy, eczema, asthma) and any foods to which s/he is allergic.

It is assumed that pupils, who are fit enough to come to school, are fit enough to play outside during morning break and at lunchtime.

If prescribed medication has to be administered during the school day, parents are asked to hand the medication to a member of staff, together with written instructions for administering it. A form is available for this purpose.

Pupils should not have medicine about their person in school.

Prescribed medicines can be administered to pupils under the following conditions:

  • Parents have given clear instructions in writing with a signature.
  • The dosage and name of contents is clearly stated on the original medicine container.
  • The pupil’s name is clearly written on the container.
  • Pupils go to the Medical Room to receive their medicines.
  • It causes no real problems to the school/teachers concerned.

All medicines are stored out of reach of pupils in the Medical Room and the fridge in the Staff Room.

First Aid - is available on request in the first instance in the office. There are a number of qualified First Aiders in the school.

Food Allergies - As part of the curriculum, we sometimes taste and cook a whole range of exciting foods - some from all over the world.  It is important that we know if your child has any food allergies.  Please ensure you have notified us of any dietary requirements or allergies as soon as you know of them; to ensure maximum safety. 

If you have previously informed us of any medical conditions, such as asthma or allergies which may need an Epi-pen, please check with us to ensure our information about this and the protocol is up to date. Double check each year that any medication we hold in school is within its expiry date. This includes asthma pumps.

What happens if my child is taken ill in the school day?

The respective class teacher will inform the Senior Leadership Team, and they will decide if it is appropriate for the pupil to be sent home. Pupils may wait quietly in the foyer or the Medical Room for their parents/carers. When a pupil is taken ill, parents are contacted as soon as possible so that they may be collected from school.  Therefore it is important that your contact information is up to date and an alternate contact is given in case you are unavailable.

What happens if my child is unwell?

Please do not send a pupil to school if s/he is unwell. The table below shows the minimum absence period from school for certain illnesses. In other cases, Doctor’s advice should be discussed with school and followed.

Disease

Minimum period of absence from school

Chickenpox

6 days from onset of spots and until scabs are dry

German Measles

Until free of sickness and diarrhoea for 24 hours, then 2 more days

Measles

4 days from onset of rash

Mumps

7 days from onset of rash

Severe sore throat

Until appropriate treatment has been given and condition has significantly improved

Whooping Cough

21 days from onset of cough

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Until appropriate treatment has been given and condition has significantly inproved

Impetigo

48 hours after antibiotic treatment has started and after the sores have stopped blistering or crusting