At Gawsworth Primary School we are very mindful of the need to safeguard all who use our school and site.
We have a secure building and an electronic sign-in and out system is in use for all staff, vistors and contractors. All staff and helpers have the necessary DBS checks. We maintain our grounds and school building carefully and our caretaker Mr Hinks carries out safety checks on a daily basis.
If you need to speak to a member of staff please contact them through the school office. We are always available if you need to speak to us. Our play areas are maintained with care and our children supervised at all times. If children are ill or have an accident (it does happen, usually at playtime!) we have several trained paediatric first aiders to help.
Miss Ashton, Mrs Mion, Mrs Poole, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Fregapane are all fully qualified first aiders.
All our class teachers and other Teaching Assistants were trained as Emergency First Aiders in October 2019. Two members of staff are trained to use the village defibrillator which is located opposite school at the Community Shop.
If we are concerned about an injury or a child we feel is not well enough to be at school, we will always contact you and ask you to collect if necessary.
We do give medicine at school. You will need to fill in a permission form which you will find on the school website within the 'School Office' area. We cannot give paracetomol or other pain relief unless this is prescribed as this could mask other symptoms developing.
Please never send in any medicines with a child, and never give a child tablets to bring into school just in case they need them!
Any of our children with a serious condition/allergy are given a health care plan and all staff are made aware of their circumstances and treatment. We hope that this information will set your minds at rest and you can be confident that at Gawsworth Primary School we will take the best possible care of your child.
We also encourage all our children from the earliest days in school to start to take responsibility for their safety too.