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 Open morning: Saturday 17th October 9.00am- 12.00pm

Open afternoon: Wednesday 18th November 3.40pm - 6.30pm 

Show arounds are by appointment only. Please phone the school office to book. 

A guide for parents 

To find out more, please follow the link below. 

Ofsted Parents Guide

 

GDPR

Want to know more about your General Data Protection Rights? Please click here.

 

E-safety Information 

For a wide range of information about keeping your child safe online visit the thinkuknow website. 

NSPCC have also teamed up with O2 to create a new, helpful app called Net Aware to help keep us up to date with new social media networks.

 

Contact the school

Julie Clayton- Head of School 

The Delamere C of E Academy
Stoney Lane
Kelsall
Tarporley
CW6 0ST
admin@delamere.cheshire.sch.uk
Tel: 01829 707 979

Out of hours emergency contact
Tel: 07795 246541

 

Medication

Illness, Medication and Quarantine Periods

 

The following information provides guidance on Illness, Medication, Quarantine Periods and Infection Control within school. It is paramount for us to prevent the spread of infection through routine immunisation, high standards of personal hygiene and practice, particularly hand washing.

 

Administration of Medicines

It is the school’s policy that we can only administer medicines to children that have been prescribed by a GP, Consultant and for children with a Health Care Plan.  School requires parents/carers to complete and sign an Administration of Medicines form with all relevant information appertaining to their child’s medication and/or medical condition. 

 

.                 Safeguarding - See School Safeguarding Policy. 
All staff have appropriate child protection and safeguarding training with the Head of School and the Assistant Head as designated leads responsible for monitoring safeguarding issues in school. We actively encourage our children to use modern technology to the fullest of its potential. In this school we believe that the best protection from the dangers that can exist around online safety is to develop pupil’s awareness through our teaching and their learning. All staff have had PREVENT training and are aware of the dangers that can exist to children's well-being in its many forms.

.        The emotional health and wellbeing of all members Delamere C of E Academy (including staff, pupils, parents and carers) is fundamental to our philosophy and ethos ‘valuing everyone, caring for each other, achieving excellence’.

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The following information provides guidance on Illness, Medication, Quarantine Periods and Infection Control within school. It is paramount for us to prevent the spread of infection through routine immunisation, high standards of personal hygiene and practice, particularly hand washing.

 

We do not to administer Paracetomal, Calpol, Nurofen as it is not a prescription medicine.

 

Asthma

 If your child suffers from Asthma we ask that two Inhalers and one Spacer to be provided for school. One inhaler will be kept at in the central medicines cupboard and the second will be kept in the classroom. An Administration of Medicines form will need to be completed with dosage requirements. Each child’s inhaler will be labelled with the child’s name and the expiry date.

 

Allergies

If your child suffers from any form of allergy the school must be notified.  This includes food allergies, allergies to medicines, latex, lactose intolerance and dairy.  Where possible (if it a food allergy a Doctor’s Letter or letter from a Consultant is required, along with the child’s personal Health Care Plan and any medication appertaining to that allergy,  epipens etc are required by school in a clear, secure, named box (including expiry dates).

 

Nut and Food Allergies

·       We are a ‘Nut Free’ school as we have children in school with Nut Allergies.  We ask that no foods/snacks containing nuts or traces of nuts be brought into school at any time.  This includes packed lunches, snacks, on school trips and residential visits.

·       Other food allergies include fish, dairy products, eggs and some fruits.

 

Hey Fever

·       Hay fever can be controlled using over-the-counter medication from your pharmacist. If the pollen count is high, and your child suffers with Hay Fever we would recommend that you take preventative measures by giving your child their antihistamine medication before leaving for school in the morning.

 

·       If your child’s symptoms require prescription medication this can be administered in school and will need an Administration of Medicines form to be completed with dosage requirements.

 

Allergies to Medicines

·       If your child is allergic to any medicines, such as Penicillin, Antibiotics etc, school has to be notified of this as a record needs to be kept in case a child is admitted to hospital or requires medical attention on or off- site.

 

Conjunctivitis/Eye drops

·       The recommended period to be kept away from school is none. However, Conjunctivitis can be treated by using the recommended treatment for Conjunctivitis., This is over-the-counter eye drops from your pharmacist. Eye-drops are administered every two hours for the first 48 hours, (as this is the most contagious period), then four hourly after that. 

 

·       To enable the regularity of the two hourly doses we suggest your child stays at home for this period.  When four hourly doses begin school will be able administer the eye drops.  Eye drops need to labelled with child’s name and date of purchase as they only have a four weeks shelf life once opened.

 

Diarrhoea and/or Vomiting

The recommended period to be kept away from school is 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.

 

Head Bumps

If a child has a bump to the head during school time the appropriate first aid will be administered ie cold compress, sit quietly and will be monitored throughout the day. A ‘Head Bump’ letter will be sent home to parents/carers making them aware of the bump, including signs and symptom to be aware of.

 

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Head Lice (Nits)

Treatment is recommended only in cases where live lice have been seen.  Treatment can be purchased from a pharmacist.  The recommended period to be kept away from school is NONE.

 

Rashes and Skin Infections

 

Chickenpox * (refer to vulnerable children and female staff – pregnancy at end of policy)

The recommended period to be kept away from school is until all vesicles (spots) have crusted over.

 

German Measles - (Ruebella) *(refer to vulnerable children and female staff – pregnancy at end of policy)

The recommended period to be kept away from school is Four days from onset of rash.  This is preventable by immunisation (MMR x 2 doses).

 

Hand, Foot and Mouth

The recommended period to be kept away from school is NONE.

 

Impetigo

The recommended period to be kept away from school is unitl lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after starting antibiotic treatment.

 

Measles * (refer to vulnerable children and female staff – pregnancy at end of policy)

The recommended period to be kept away from school is Four days from the onset of the rash.

 

Ringworm

Exclusion is not usually required.  Treatment is required.

 

Scabies

Children can return to school after the first treatment.  Household and close contacts require treatment.

 

Scarlet Fever

Children can return to school 24 hours after starting appropriate antibiotic treatment, Antibiotic treatment is recommended for the child.

 

Slapped Cheek* (refer to vulnerable children and female staff – pregnancy at end of policy)

The recommended period to be kept away from school is NONE (once rash has developed).

 

Shingles* (refer to vulnerable children and female staff – pregnancy at end of policy)

·       The recommended period of time kept away from school is NONE, UNLESS the rash is weeping and cannot be covered.  Rash must be dry, scabbed over and covered.

 

·       Shingles can cause chickenpox in those who are not immune, ie have not had chickenpox.  It is spread by close contact and touch.

 

 

 

Warts and Varrucae

·       The recommended period of time to be kept away from school is NONE. 

·       Varrucae should be covered during swimming lessons, during gym lessons and changing rooms.

 

Respiratory and Other Infections

 

Flu (Influenza)

The recommended period to be kept away from school is Until Recovered.  A Flu vaccination programme is in place for children at our school.  (Details of this will be posted when dates are available).

 

Whooping Cough

The recommended period of time to be kept away from school is Five days from starting antibiotic treatment or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotic treatment.  This is preventable by vaccination.  After treatment, non-infectious coughing may continue for many weeks.

 

Mumps

The recommended period of time to be kept away from school is Five days after onset of swelling.  This is preventable by vaccination (MMR x2 doses).

 

Threadworms (Pin worms)

The recommended period of time to be kept away from school is NONE.  Treatment is recommended for the child and household contacts.

 

Tonsillitis

This depends on the severity of the illness, whether it is a viral or bacterial infection.  The recommended period of time to be kept away from school is NONE.  There are many causes, but most cases are due to viruses and do not need an antibiotic.

 

Good Hygiene Practice

 

Hand washing – Hand washing is one of the most important ways of controlling the spread of infections, especially those that cause diarrhoea and vomiting, and respiratory disease. Always wash hands after using the toilet, before eating or handling food.

 

Coughing & Sneezing – Spread infections.  Children and adults should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue.  You must wash hands after using or disposing of tissues.  Spitting should be discouraged.

 

Residential Visits

When children are participating in school residential visit parents and carers are requested to complete a form providing emergency contact details, family doctor, allergies and permission to give a pain relief in the event of an emergency.  Parents and carers are asked which pain relief their child can take, which the school provides for the visit.

 

If your child has other medical needs or medicines to take during the residential visit you are asked to complete an Administration of Medicines form to accompany your child’s medication.  This needs to be in a named bag with clear instructions for dosage.

 

* Vulnerable Children and Female staff –* Pregnancy

·       Some medical conditions make children vulnerable to infections that would rarely be serious in most children, these include those being treated for leukaemia or other cancers, on high doses of steroids and with conditions that seriously reduce immunity.  These children are particularly vulnerable to Chickenpox/Shingles and Measles. 

 

·       Chickenpox, *Shingles, German Measles and Slapped Cheek Disease can also cause risk to pregnant women.  If this applies and the member of staff has had Chickenpox/Shingles they should be immune. It is advisable for that member of staff to consult with their own GP on this matter.

Medication

Science activities at home

Try these fun and exciting car science experiments at home... Thank you Lizzie for a wonderful Science link to add to our school page!  https://www.titleproloans.com/articles/car-science-experiments/ 

Spaces for Science

This year the British Science Week theme is all about the different spaces where science can be found and done. We’re focusing on five different types of space:

  • open space,
  • outer space,
  • digital space,
  • built space, and
  • personal space.

Please see below for some ideas you can try at home. We hope you have lots of fun!

Open Space

Make you own weather vane;

http://www.education.com/activity/article/forecast-weather-weathervane/

Lots of activities for outdoor learning for all primary age children at;

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/activities/

 

Outer Space

Make a bottle rocket;

http://www.science-sparks.com/2012/03/12/making-a-bottle-rocket/ 

Make erupting moon rocks;

http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2014/06/erupting-moon-rocks.html

 

Digital Space

A science resource with activities for all ages;

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/online_science/games

A great free app with lots of science;

Khan Academy: You can learn anything

 

Built Space

Science experiments for children;

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments.html

Build a space station;

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/stations/activity_glance.shtml

 

Personal Space

A link to a YouTube video explaining what germs are and how they spread;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBGsoimPXZg 

An accompanying activity to demonstrate how easily germs spread and the best way to clean them using glitter; 

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/a/germ-science-projects-for-elementary

 

A link to a website all about our senses in our bodies and how they work with a selection of games/activities for each sense;

http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/experiments/experiment_main.html    

 

 

Citizen Science

Try the new citizen science project linked with British Science Week 2016.

http://www.batdetective.org/#!/home

Funny who you bump into at weekends!

How we assess children

 

As from September 2015 we will no longer be using old national curriculum levels to track children’s progress and attainment. At Delamere we will use a variety of different data sources to look at the progress the children make. We will use this data to ensure that all children make the progress they are entitled to or better from the very earliest starting points at school. The information in the power point below will help, hopefully, help you develop an understanding of ‘Life Without Levels’ and should you have any questions please remember our door is always open

 

 

 

Attachments:
Download this file (Life without Levels.pdf)Life without Levels.pdf[ ]125 kB

Positions at Delamere Academy

 

 

Attachments:
Download this file (ApplicationFormNew.doc)Application form [for both jobs]286 kB
Download this file (Playworker Job Description.doc)job description [for playworker job ]35 kB

Positions at Delamere Academy

Playworker

 

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