Health and Safety

Health and Safety 

The Governing Body of Holwell Primary School strive to achieve the highest standards of health, safety and welfare consistent with their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and other statutory and common law duties. 

 

Your child’s safety is of paramount importance to us.

 

Children should enter school in the morning via the entrances in the playground. These are closed at 8.55am. The point of entry after that time is via the Office. Children arriving late should be brought to the Office and signed in. Any child leaving school for an appointment should be collected and returned via the office and signed out / back in.

 

During the school day all visitors are required to report to the office. The whole of our school site is a non-smoking area. 

The riding of bicycles, scooters, skateboards etc is not permitted within the school grounds. Dogs are not allowed on school site. 

 

First Aid and Medicines at School 

Holwell is welcoming and supportive of pupils with medical conditions. It provides children with medical conditions with the same opportunities and access to activities (both school based and out-of-school) as other pupils. 

 

All medication must be handed into the office along with a completed consent form. Please see our Managing Medications policy in the policy section of our website. 

 

We have trained First Aiders on site at all times throughout the school day. 

 

If your child suffers from Asthma or requires an EpiPen please ensure your child has their medication in school at all times. 

 

School Nurses

All children in Reception have their height and weight measured and their distance vision and hearing checked by the school nurse team. Children are then offered a height and weight measurement in Year 6 as part of the National Child Measurement Program (NCMP). You will be notified of this beforehand with the option of opting out. You can contact the school nurse via the Hertfordshire Family Centre Service on 0300 123 7572.