Physical Education (PE): Northfield Academy follows Aberdeen City Council Code of Practice with regard to wearing jewellery and watches in physical education.
- All jewellery should be removed as this then removes that particular hazard.
- Where an item of jewellery cannot be removed then it is the adult teaching the group’s responsibility to try to establish a safe situation to enable participation by considering how, or if the context can be made safe by amending the task, conditioning the activity or creating some other management strategy to make participation safe. Where safe participation cannot be assured then the pupil cannot take part in that element of the lesson.
- It is good practice to regularly ask if anyone is wearing body jewellery. If they disclose this then the process of removal or considering whether safe participation can be made possible should apply.
- If there is no disclosure but some body piercing is seen during the session then from that point the process above needs to be applied – remove, make safe or take no further participation in aspects of the session that would put the wearer or others at risk.
- Pupils should remove their own jewellery. This should be made clear to parents and carers. If the child is unable to do this themselves they should not wear any. School policy should explain this to parents from the outset.