Health and Safety

In response to very high numbers of Covid-19 cases in some areas of the county, all Oxfordshire head teachers have been asked by the OCC public health team to remind parents about the importance of following current safety guidance.


Health and safety, as well as the general well-being of our whole school community, is a high priority, and we ensure that careful attention is given to all H+S regulations enforced by law. Our Health and Safety policy applies to all school visits, minibus trips, major incidents and serious medical conditions. Further information can be obtained from the office. 

On a day-to-day basis both the academic progress and the physical well-being of our children requires the close cooperation of both parents and staff, and parents are asked to inform the school of any serious illness or unusual contagious diseases such as stomach bugs, head lice, conjunctivitis or impetigo as soon as these are known. 

In the interests of cleanliness and good hygiene, everyone must always wash their hands before lunch, and after using the toilet. 

In case of any injury that happens on the school site, staff are only allowed to carry out the most basic first aid. Creams and medicines must not be applied. The school will refer any child thought to have serious injury to the local Accident and Emergency unit, and their parents informed as soon as possible. The school cannot undertake to give children tablets or medicine prescribed by a doctor unless they have written permission.  Otherwise children should not be sent to school in possession of medicine or any kind of drug with the exception of asthma, when parents should supply the class teacher with all the necessary equipment which will be kept in the classroom and used when the child requires it. Older pupils are able to look after their own inhalers.  Further details can be found in the school medication policy, available from the school office.

Our health and safety policy can be found in the policies section of our website.  Click here.

  • Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School
  • Checkendon
  • Reading
  • Oxfordshire
  • RG8 0SR
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01491 680693
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