What other types of Support my child may need?
Intimate Care/Toileting Needs
Some children may have intimate care needs. The school has an Intimate care and toileting policy that sets out procedures that should be followed to support children who have toileting issues.
- Children with toileting needs in Key Stage 1 or 2, will have a toileting plan that is discussed and agreed with parents.
- All year groups have a ‘toileting box’ that contains equipment such as: clothes, rubber gloves, disposable wipes, to enable them to support the cleaning or changing of children with these issues. Parents are always informed when this has been necessary.
- Sometimes sequencing cards, symbols and social stories are used to support parents to teach toilet routines.
- Parents will also be encouraged to attend ‘Poos and Pees’ workshops for parents to support toilet training of children with special needs or CAMHs (Child Adolescent Mental Health)- when toileting difficulties appear to be emotionally related.
- There is a changing unit within the nursery toilets.
- A disabled toilet is available within the IT suite.
The school has a separate policy and systems for administration of medication. A large number of staff are paediatric first aid trained. Additional training for specific medical conditions such as epilepsy, sickle cell and allergies is provided for staff working with specific children.
Those children that require regular administration of medicine will have Individual Health Care plans setting out how the school should support them.