Antibullying Policy

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Online Safety Policy

Safeguarding Context at St Matthews

Whistleblowing Policy



Accidents at school: Children are supervised at all times but sometimes may sustain a minor injury e.g. from a fall and may need to be treated for cuts and grazes. The necessary treatment will be given by our trained staff and a note sent home in the child’s book bag. If a child sustains a more serious cut, bump or injury, the necessary treatment will be given and we will of course inform you immediately via telephone and decide on the necessary course of action.

Illness: To help prevent the spreading of infections in school we follow the Health Protection Agency guidelines (Guidance on Infection Control in Schools) on when a child may attend school following an illness. In the case of diarrhoea and vomiting, please keep your child at home for 48 hours following the last incident in order to prevent the spread of any infection or bacteria.

We ask that parents do not send your child into school unless he/she is completely well. We request a telephone call to inform us before 9.00am if your child will not be attending school. If your child becomes unwell during the school day then we will contact you on your emergency contact numbers.

Medicines: If your child has been prescribed medication by your doctor for an illness after they have returned to school e.g. a course of antibiotics, please obtain and complete a pupil medication request from the office and discuss the appropriate course of action.

Food Allergy Awareness: If your child has a food allergy please let us know prior to his/her attendance at school so that we can agree the appropriate protocol.