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AC Health & Safety Procedures Policies

Alfriston College

Health and Safety Procedures Policies 2017

Version 2 ratified:

Signed: _____________________

Board of Trustees

TABLE OF CONTENTS

health and safety #

  1. Health and Safety
  2. privacy
  3. search and seizure
  4. administration of prescription medication
  5. ADMINISTRATION OF counter MEDICATION
  6. health centre
  7. health and hygiene
  8. healthy foods and lifestyle
  9. non-violence
  10. LEARNER records
  11. emergency evacuation
  12. behaviour management
  13. support staff eye-tests procedure
  14. use of private motor vehicle
  15. internet safety
  16. reporting on suspected abuse
  17. extra territoriality policy
  18. education outside the classroom
  19. Day trips
  20. overseas / overnight tours / trips
  21. traumatic incident involving staff

H&S 1

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Health and Safety

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

Alfriston College will promote and maintain a safe, physical and emotional working environment.

 

Guidelines:

 

  1. All staff will be provided with basic health and safety practices within the school environment
  2. Staff will be advised of hazards in their work and how to avoid or deal with these hazards
  3. Information on the safe storage and handling of chemicals will be provided
  4. All injuries occurring in the workplace will be recorded and investigated
  5. There will be effective emergency evacuation procedures to respond to all likely emergencies in line with recommended procedures
  6. Regular inspections will be conducted to identify potential health hazards and all reasonable steps will be taken to remove or reduce them
  7. Sufficient training in the use of equipment or machinery will be provided
  8. An accident register will be maintained detailing accidents to both staff and learners
  9. The Principal will report to the Board of Trustees any accident involving serious injury which occurs in the school or during an off-site school activity
  10. A Health and Safety Committee will operate to regularly review health and safety systems and procedures
  11. The Health Centre will inform the Health and Safety Committee of hazards they are aware of causing injury

 

References:

  • Education Amendment Act 2000

 

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Privacy

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

Alfriston College recognises its responsibility to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993.

Guidelines:

  1. The Board of Trustees will appoint a Privacy Officer (this can be the Principal)
  2. Procedures will be developed to assist the Privacy Officer in the task of ensuring that there is full adherence to the principles contained in the Act
  3. Procedures will comply with the principles which specify requirements in terms of:
    • The purpose of collection of personal information
    • The source of personal information
    • The provision of full information to the subject
    • The manner of collection
    • The storage and security of information
    • Access to personal information
    • Obtaining personal information held about themselves
    • Checking on accuracy
    • The holding of information no longer in use
    • Limits on use of information
    • Limits on disclosure
    • Assigning of unique identifiers

References:

  • Collective or individual employment agreements
  • Education Act 1989
  • Education Amendment Act 2000
  • Privacy Act 1993

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Search and Seizure

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

We aim to ensure that the school environment is a safe and secure learning place. This, at times may require staff to check that learners are not in possession of illicit and prohibited items including drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, pornography, weapons or stolen property.

Searches may be carried out either for cause [for example, because the school is concerned that items have gone missing] or randomly from time to time by any member of the teaching staff. All searches will be carried out in a manner that ensures the dignity of the learner is protected.

Guidelines:

  1. Learners may be asked at any time by a teacher, to empty out their pockets, or to open their bag or locker for inspection
  2. Learners must be present at all times during a search of their personal property
  3. If an illicit or prohibited item is found on the learner, or in the learner’s bag or locker, the teacher may retain the item pending the appropriate inquiry or disciplinary process
  4. If a learner does not agree to the search being carried out, the learner will be asked to go to the office of the Deputy Principal
  5. The learner will then have the opportunity to ask any questions that they have in relation to the search, and the learner’s parents or guardians will be telephoned. The learner will be supervised at the office of the Deputy Principal until the arrival of a parent or guardian
  6. Following the arrival of the parent or guardian, the learner will again be asked to empty their pockets, or to open their bag or locker for inspection. If the learner maintains that they will not agree to the search being carried out, such refusal will be dealt with as a disciplinary matter
  7. If a parent or guardian is not available to attend the school, a school counsellor or similar will be asked to attend in support of the learner. If the learner maintains that they will not agree to the search being carried out, such refusal will be dealt with as a disciplinary matter
  8. The policy will not prevent any urgent search of a learner or their bag or locker or seizure of property, where it is required to prevent harm to the learner or other people, or to prevent damage to property
  9. Any items that are retained will be stored by the school with reasonable care but the school shall not be liable to the learner for any loss of item. Some items may be handed to the Police if the situation warrants it

References:

  • Privacy Act 1993

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Administration of Prescription Medication

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

The school Health Centre supports the safe administration of prescription medication by a Registered Nurse.

Guidelines:

  1. Parents/Caregivers have a responsibility to inform the School Nurse of any condition that requires the administration of prescription medication.
  2. For prescription medication to be administered by the School Nurse the ‘Request to Administer Medication’ form must be completed by the student if over 16 years of age or by the Parent/Caregiver if under 16 years of age.
  3. The School Nurse will only administer medication that is in the original pharmacy packaging, and follow the directions given.
  4. It is not the school’s responsibility to supply prescription medication.
  5. Prescription medication will be stored as directed by the pharmacy. All prescription medication will be kept in a locked cupboard in the Health Centre.
  6. If a medication fridge is used it must meet the Refrigeration of Medication guidelines.
  7. Learners requiring medication are to present themselves to the Nurse at the requested time. If the learner does not present at the appropriate time, every effort will be made to locate them. If the medication is not administered the parent/caregiver will be notified.
  8. Medication administered will be documented in the learner’s health record by the Nurse. This must include date, time of administration, name of medication and dosage given. The learner assessment, treatment and, if necessary, any monitoring and follow-up will be documented in the clinical record.
  9. If the medication is refused, or not taken this shall be recorded in the learner’s health records and the parent/caregiver notified (if the student/client is less than 16 years of age).
  10. The School Nurse reserves the right to refuse the inappropriate administration of medication and the caregiver/parent will be informed of concerns.

References:

  • Privacy Act 1993
  • Medicines Act
  • School and SBHC Policies & Guidelines – Confidentiality Policy
  • School and SBHC Policies & Guidelines – Standing Orders Policy
  • Request to Administer Medication form

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Administration of Over the Counter Medication

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

The Health Centre supports the safe administration of all non-prescription medication. All requests to obtain any over the counter medication will be assessed fully and discussion concerning health condition, fluid intake, harmful effects of medication and previous use will be undertaken with the learner.

Guidelines:

  1. The school will seek to involve family/caregivers/whānau where appropriate within the confines of ethical and privacy standards
  2. The school will evaluate presenting health condition and assess any underlying cause for symptoms
  3. The school nurses only may issue medications to the learners
  4. Parents/caregivers must ensure that the school has current health/medical information on learners who have conditions that may require intervention
  5. No over the counter medication will be administered to learners under 16 years of age without the verbal or written consent of family/caregivers/whānau
  6. It shall be the parent/caregiver’s responsibility to inform the school of any change in the learner’s health status and medication
  7. Fluid intake and natural alternatives will be encouraged when learners present with headache symptoms
  8. Discussion concerning fluid and dietary intake, sleep patterns, and personal stress levels will be implemented
  9. The following will also be discussed; time of last dose, frequency and reason for use, possible effects of over use of non-prescription analgesic medication (eg. Liver damage)
  10. A record will be made in learner’s health file if any medication is administered at school and details of the health consultation will be recorded

References:

  • Privacy Act 1993
  • Medicines Act
  • School and SBHC Policies & Guidelines – Confidentiality Policy
  • School and SBHC Policies & Guidelines – Standing Orders Policy
  • Request to Administer Medication form

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Health Centre

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

To provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary health service to staff and learners ensuring appropriate confidentiality is maintained

Guidelines:

  1. The Health Centre and School Nurses will provide individual service for medical conditions and/or injuries that occur at school. The service is not a substitute for normal medical services
  2. The School Nurses will coordinate with other health providers/educators where appropriate to ensure a high standard of comprehensive health care is available to all learners and staff
  3. To comply with all relevant health-related acts and regulations
  4. To comply with all Medical Officer of Health directives relating to communicable diseases
  5. To support school policies to maintain a healthy environment and to ensure, where possible, that appropriate practices and procedures are followed.
  6. To provide appropriate support for any health related curriculum needs.
  7. The school will support relevant Counties Manukau District Health Board initiatives relating to Health Care e.g. dental services and immunisation programmes
  8. All staff will be made aware of the procedures and operating policies of the Health Centre
  9. To provide appropriate support for any health related curriculum requirements
  10. The Health Centre staff will maintain first aid supplies, appropriate resources and medications within the Health Centre

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Health and Hygiene

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

To maintain a healthy school environment, with the use of universal precautions, by all members of the school community

Guidelines:

  1. An effective hand washing technique will be promoted throughout the school as a means of infection control
  2. The Health Centre staff will promote the covering of open cuts, sores and broken skin
  3. Disposable gloves will be worn when giving first aid or dealing with any bodily fluids or solids.
  4. Any learner who is clearly unwell will be sent home. It is expected that the learner will remain at home until they are fully recovered, to prevent the spread of air borne or contact infections
  5. Health care and personal hygiene practices will be promoted to learners through the health curriculum. These principles will be reinforced by the school Health Centre
  6. The Health Centre will monitor outbreaks of communicable diseases, consult with the Senior Leadership Team and act in accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines
  7. The Principal reserves the right under the Education Act to remove from school any learner who is or may be carrying a communicable disease

References:

  • The Education Act
  • Ministry of Health Guidelines

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Healthy Foods and Lifestyle

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

To ensure staff are role models by promoting and assisting learners to develop lifelong healthy diet and life style choices.

Guidelines:

  1. The school will have as part of its health programme a component on healthy eating, the dangers of obesity and poor diet and on the value of recreational activities
  2. The school cafeteria will ensure that healthy food choices are offered and actively promoted in accordance with the Heart Foundation guidelines
  3. The school discourages the consuming of any sugar content drinks and will not provide these through the cafeteria. Plain water and milk will be the only available options
  4. In the event of a school camp or trip fundraising the school will ensure that healthy food options only will be sold
  5. Literature on a healthy diet will be available from the Health Centre and in the school library
  6. The Healthy Foods Committee will report to the Senior Leader and the Board of Trustees on recommendations for cafeteria sales and on all aspects of student meal and drink provisions in the school
  7. As part of the staff recruitment process all prospective staff will be encouraged to fully participate in the full life of the school by promoting recreational and sporting activities and by taking sports teams etc
  8. All learners will be provided with opportunities to take part in summer and winter sports and recreational programmes
  9. The Heart Foundation Guidelines will be the basis of our school food. This will also be ratified by the Healthy Foods Committee. Any requested changes to the menu will be brought to the Committee at each meeting

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Non-violence

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

School should provide a safe environment for learners: The school’s mission statement says:

  • The school will provide quality education within a caring school community where children are helped to achieve their potential and establish a foundation for lifelong learning
  • The school aims to constantly reinforce a culture of zero tolerance to all forms of bullying. Disclosure of aggression is encouraged and supported at all times. Appropriate measures are to be taken in all instances of aggression and/or violence to eliminate such behaviour. The school staff and learners accept the need to develop skills of negotiation and conflict resolution, to use these in classroom and playground.

Parents and caregivers are invited to learn these and practice them with their children at home:

  • To establish recognized procedures and strategies that will work towards eliminating violence, bullying and unmanaged anger at The School

Guidelines:

  1. Conflict resolution and peer mediation skills will be taught and used in the classroom and playground based on the Cool Schools Programme
  2. The school acknowledges that bullying and violence do happen and that learners should be encouraged to report it both to the school and their parents
  3. Complaints about aggression will always be taken seriously
  4. Children who talk to adults about being bullied or hurt will be placed in a secure environment and looked after by a teacher
  5. Monitoring and follow-up will take place to ensure that aggressive behaviour stops. Procedures set out under expectations of behaviour using the guiding principles will be adhered to
  6. A culture of respect and caring for others will be reinforced by developing interpersonal skills through direct teaching, building a positive classroom climate and the use of related programmes that develops self esteem
  7. Methods used in the classroom will be shared with parents through community consultation, school newsletters and curriculum meetings
  8. This policy will be monitored by the Principal and senior management staff in conjunction with student consultation
  9. A record is kept of all parental complaints

References:

  • Collective or individual employment agreements
  • Employment Relations Act
  • Education Amendment Act 2000

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Learner Records

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

Alfriston College recognises its responsibility to collect and store student information for educational purposes.

Guidelines:

  1. Requests from staff members for information from student record files will be referred to the Senior Leadership Team or appropriate Learning Community personnel (i.e. Whanau Leader, Head of Guidance) who will establish authenticity of request and release information (where appropriate) under the provisions of the Privacy Act
  2. After making appropriate arrangements with the Deputy Principal – Learning Community, learners are permitted to view their personal files
  3. The school reserves the right to pass on information to other agencies it sees fit to hold and store the information at the authority of the student and the parent, guardian and/or caregiver
  4. Current student records are stored and maintained in a lockable storage system held with the School Secretary
  5. Past pupil records are stored appropriately in designated storage within the school
  6. Confidentiality is observed at all times

References:

  • Education Amendment Act 2000
  • Privacy Act

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Emergency Evacuation

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

In the event of a disaster, fire etc Alfriston College will expeditiously evacuate or secure all children, staff and visitors without further endangering lives

Guidelines:

  1. In the event of a disaster or fire the school alarm system will sound to warn everyone to vacate the buildings
  2. In the event of an earthquake, pupils and learning leaders will seek refuge under desks until appropriate time enables buildings to be vacated
  3. An efficient drill should be organised and regularly practiced for the whole school to be vacated from the school buildings
  4. Each room will contain clear details for the safe emergency evacuation of the school
  5. Those with designated responsibility will check specific building areas, closing fire stop doors after them, before going to assembly areas for calling class roll
  6. Any absences must be reported immediately to the Principal and whereabouts, if known, listed for checking
  7. All visitors to the school must sign in at the school office. On evacuation visitors must be checked off this list. Any person in the school having disabilities will also have that noted
  8. The school has effective lockdown procedures

References:

  • Employment Relations Act
  • Education Amendment Act 2000

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Behaviour Management

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

The School recognises that learners and learning leaders have a right to a safe, pleasant working and learning environment. Learners and staff also need to be responsible for their own actions and to show courtesy and respect for others, for the property of others and for the environment.

The school seeks to assist learners to develop appropriate social skills and modes of personal behaviour.

  1. To develop an environment in which mutual respect is a chief tenet
  2. To help learners to appreciate the rights of others to learn in a safe secure environment
  3. To help learners appreciate the consequences of their actions
  4. To learn and teach alternative behaviour management strategies

Guidelines:

  1. The school will develop a behaviour code that is known and understood by the whole school and its community
  2. All members of the school community are expected to abide by the code
  3. Parents/caregivers, where necessary, will be involved when a child’s behaviour is causing concern to enable co-operation
  4. A clear set of disciplinary steps will be taken to deal with behaviour that is causing concern
  5. The behaviour code is applicable during the school day, coming to and going from school, on school trips and at all events organised by the school
  6. Behaviour on buses to and from school is also subject to the code

References:

  • Collective or individual employment agreements
  • Employment Relations Act
  • Education Amendment Act 2000
  • Privacy Act

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE:

Support Staff Eye-Tests Procedure

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Use of Private Motor Vehicle

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

In the interests of student safety and in fairness to school employees the use of private motor vehicles on school business should be directed by clear guidelines.

Guidelines:

  1. Any vehicle used to transport learners must have a current license, warrant of fitness and be covered by an appropriate insurance policy
  2. The driver of any vehicle used to transport learners must have a full license
  3. All learners transported in any vehicle on school business must have the written permission of their caregiver
  4. The school will meet the reasonable costs of damage to a private motor vehicle driven by a staff member provided that the damage was not due to the staff member’s negligence
  5. A parent or coach or other appropriate adult who is transporting learners on school business will be treated in the same way as a staff member in relation to clause 4

References:

  • Education Amendment Act 2000

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1, Part 3, #7.2, Part 3, #7.3, Part 3, #7.4

Internet Safety

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

Alfriston College recognises that the internet can provide a valuable learning resource, but that the use of this resource must be monitored and managed to minimise risks

Guidelines:

  1. All learners must read and sign a learner Computer/Cybersafety Use Agreement along with a parent/caregiver signature
  2. A copy of this signed agreement will be kept in a Learner’s personal school file
  3. Learners will be supervised while using school facilities; the degree and type of that supervision may vary dependent on the conditions of use
  4. All staff must sign a staff Computer/Cybersafety Use Agreement
  5. The necessary procedures will be put into practice to address Computer/Cybersafety issues, including communications, training and effective electronic security systems
  6. A member of the Senior Leadership Team will be responsible for the maintenance of a Cybersafety programme
  7. The Board supports the right of the school to check communication technology-related work or data of staff or learners at any time, and to carry out comprehensive investigation of any breaches of the schools Computer/Cybersafety Use Agreements

References:

  • Education Amendment Act 2000
  • HSWA 2015
  • Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015
  • NetSafe Staying Safe Online Guide
  • NetSafe Kit for Schools

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Reporting on Suspected Abuse

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

It is the responsibility of every school to ensure the safe emotional health of learners in its care. It is required of schools that they report cases of abuse to appropriate agencies once a suspicion has been identified.

Guidelines:

  1. When a complaint is received concerning a staff member the appropriate procedure as laid down in the relevant employment contract and the school’s complaints policy will be followed
  2. The school’s insurance company is to be informed
  3. In cases of complaints against the principal the appropriate contract clauses will be involved
  4. Staff who suspect abuse must report the matter to Guidance, Health personnel or the Senior Leadership Team
  5. Confidentiality of the informant is protected at all stages
  6. Suspected abuse will be reported to an appropriate agency in accordance with legislative requirements
  7. Learners who wish to lay a complaint or alert someone to the abuse they are suffering will be informed of appropriate processes, be treated with dignity and sensitivity and be informed so that they have a clear understanding of the rules of confidentiality

References:

  • Collective or individual employment agreements
  • Employment Relations Act
  • Education Amendment Act 2000
  • Privacy Act

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Extra Territoriality

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

Alfriston College recognises that it has a responsibility to be a good neighbour and have an excellent reputation and image in the community. This is defined as:

  1. Ensuring the school fulfils its function of teaching the values of a civilised order
  2. Safeguarding the schools interest in being perceived as upholding proper conduct
  3. Being responsible for ensuring the health and safety of learners and having a duty of care for the public and wider school community

Guidelines:

  1. For the purposes of this policy a learner is defined as anyone that is identifiable as associated with Alfriston College by being in school uniform or is involved in any activity organised by Alfriston College
  2. This policy will apply to any person mentioned above who sets a bad or dangerous example to others whilst representing Alfriston College
  3. All members of the school community can be subject to the intent of this policy
  4. Any person representing Alfriston College who behaves in an offensive or violent manner, smokes, takes any illegal substance, commits an offence or other illegal activity, either on the school grounds or outside of the school boundaries whilst identifiable as being associated with Alfriston College, is subject to this policy
  5. After proper investigation of any reported breach of this policy any person found to be at fault will be subject to the normal disciplinary processes of Alfriston College

References:

  • Alfriston College Disciplinary Policy
  • EOTC Regulations and Guidelines
  • Health & Safety Act
  • Alfriston College EOTC Policy
  • Alfriston College Protected Disclosure Policy.

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 3, #7.1

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC)

(update this to include the HSRs and HSC and HSWA 2016)

 

Principle:

Alfriston College recognises that education outside the classroom (EOTC) can make a substantial contribution to children’s intellectual, social and emotional development. Authentic, relevant and contextual learning enables learners to experience learning in an environment that best suits the activity or learning. Activities should reflect and enrich the curriculum providing further opportunities for individual learning, personal growth and development.

Guidelines:

  1. Planning for sequential development through EOTC recognition will be paid to such things as facilities and activities available, needs of children, skills and experience of staff, financial resources of children and the application of all required safety procedures
  2. Activities must relate to specific learning objectives, be within the capabilities of participants, present appropriate activities, be adequately supervised, foster an awareness and sensitivity to the environment and utilise local opportunities
  3. Learning leaders supervising must have sound management and leadership skills, teaching skills appropriate to the environment, be trained and prepared in meeting emergencies and be aware of all legal responsibilities
  4. All general school rules must be followed by all participants and parents/whanau will be notified of breaches of such and consequences that occurred, at the first appropriate opportunity
  5. School procedures in planning, obtaining appropriate approvals and conducting the programme must be followed

References:

  • Education Amendment Act 2000
  • EOTC Regulations and Guidelines
  • Health & Safety Act

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AC CHARTER, GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES 2017 REFERENCE: Part 2, #1.11

Traumatic Incident Involving Staff

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