We are very proud of our P.S.H.E. work. We have a positive and active policy aimed at raising self-esteem, developing skills of co-operation and independence and accepting responsibility. Children are encouraged and rewarded in a variety of ways and we always concentrate on the positive side of a child’s performance rather than the negative. We constantly review our approach to this important aspect of a child’s development and your support is of vital importance.
We also have a school council that meet on a regular basis to discuss issues that arise through class council meetings.
School Health Advice
The principal School Medical Officer has provided the following list, as a guide to the time children should be away from school if they have any infectious illness:
Chickenpox - Six days from onset of rash
German Measles - Four days from onset of rash.
Measles - Minimum of seven days (until swelling goes)
Whooping Cough - 21 days from onset of paroxysmal cough
Infective Jaundice - Should be excluded from school for not less than 7 days
following the appearance of jaundice - or until clinical recovery
Streptococcal Tonsillitis - Until clinical recovery
Conjunctivitis - Exclusion unnecessary
Impetigo - Until skin has healed
Lice - Until treatment has been received
Verrucae - Exclusion unnecessary
Ringworm of feet and Athletes Foot - No barefoot activities. Exclusion unnecessary
Scabies - Until treatment has been received
Threadworm - Exclusion unnecessary. Treatment advisable
Dysentery - Until clinical recovery
PLEASE DO NOT SEND CHILDREN TO SCHOOL IF THEY HAVE HAD VOMITING AND/OR DIARRHOEA UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN CLEAR FOR AT LEAST 48 HOURS
The School Nurse visits regularly for sight, hearing and medical checks. Parents are kept informed of any impending medical examinations.If you have any concerns about your child’s health or development please contact the school as appointments can be made with the appropriate department – Nurse, Speech Therapist, etc.
Routine hair inspections are no longer carried out so we urge parents to inspect their child’s hair every day. If you should find any head lice don’t panic, they like clean hair! Please inform the school and keep children at home until their hair is clear. Special solutions are available from the local chemist and it is a good idea to use a fine tooth comb regularly.
If your child’s performance at school may be affected by something please inform us so that we can take this into account. Similarly if there are any symptoms and/or treatments of medical conditions please inform the school as this knowledge may be invaluable in an emergency. It is also very important that you inform the Head Teacher of any infectious diseases as other parents may wish to take preventative measures.
If your child needs regular medication then please bring these into the school office. The office staff will administer or supervise the administration of any tablets or medicines and they will be kept in the school office and returned to the child at the end of the school day. Parents must give a written request before any medication can be given to a child.
At Aston Fence Junior & Infant School, we believe that Relationships Education should promote the understanding of the importance of family life, as well as other stable and loving relationships, based on respect, love and care. Our Relationships Education curriculum promotes positive relationships with others, and enables our children to understand and be ready for the emotional and physical changes ahead. We understand that this curriculum complements parents’ role as the prime educators in this area and we will build on discussions at home to reinforce key messages. We will deliver this curriculum in an age and developmentally appropriate manner and will deal with challenging issues sensitively and with care, encouraging discussion and giving pupils space and time to share their worries and explore any questions they may have.
The elements of our RE curriculum will focus on:-
*Developing an understanding of and respect for difference whilst allowing children to explore their rights and responsibilities.
*How to keep healthy and safe (both online and in the real world).
*Developing an awareness of changes both to the body and the emotions which puberty brings.
*How to develop positive mental health and how to get help if needed.
A copy of our Relationships & Health Education Policy can be found under the policies section of our website.