We Care about all of the family in our school community


Our school, like all schools in Fife, is concerned with all aspects of a child’s health and wellbeing. We aim to provide a safe and supportive environment and work together with other agencies to ensure that all children are safe and protected from harm. The school follows the Education and Children’s Services Child Protection Guidelines in all aspects of Child Protection and Care and Welfare. Our school has child protection co-ordinators (Lyndsay Strang & Karen Hopkins) who will deal with all child protection issues and with whom any concerns can be discussed.

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 includes making a Named Person available for every child, from birth until their 18th birthday (or beyond, if they are still in
school). In most cases, the Named Person will not have to do anything more than they normally do in the course of their day-to-day work. Most children and young people get all the help and support they need from their families, from teachers and health practitioners, and from their wider communities – the Named Person does not change these roles. However, some families may need extra help and that’s where the Named Person comes in. This means that the child and their family have a single point of contact who can work with them to sort out any further help, advice or support if they need it. The Named Person for your child is Lyndsay Strang or Karen Hopkins.

Should your child be taking medicine or have a medical condition which might affect his/her school life, it is essential that you notify the school of the condition and its implications. This information will be treated in strictest confidence to ensure the wellbeing of your child. Where necessary an Education Health Care Plan will be developed for your child in consultation with you and relevant health services. Should your child become ill or have an accident while at school that requires medical attention, we shall:

  • Try to contact you by telephone, if this is possible, or arrange for a message to be sent to you.
  • Telephone the health service, if necessary, and arrange for your child to be taken by you or someone else nominated by you for medical attention.

From time to time children are offered a medical examination or review by the schools Community Paediatrician or School Nurse from the School Health Service. These can be
either routine examinations carried out for all children, or where a health concern has been identified. As parent/carer you will be notified in good time so that you may be present if possible.

School Nursing Service
Each school has access to the school nursing service. If you wish to contact your School Nurse please speak to your school.

School Based Immunisation Programmes
All pupils will be offered to participate in The Scottish School Based Immunisation Programme that is led by Fife Health & Social Care Partnership in partnership with education. Parents will be notified and invited to participate by the Centralised Immunisation Team when the age appropriate immunisation programme is to take place within their child’s school