Illness and Accidents at School
We have up to five trained First Aiders on site at any one time but parents should be aware that our staff are trained to deal with basic First Aid matters only.
In serious cases of illness we often have to send for parents so that a child may be taken home. Should a serious accident happen whilst in school, we would have no hesitation in sending a child to hospital and alerting parents as soon as possible. For this reason, it is vital that we have emergency telephone numbers for such situations.
We are fortunate in having access to a school nurse. Her main function is to monitor the growth and development of our students. However, the nurse is not based on the school premises and children who are ill, or who may require treatment, should not be sent to school.
Administration of Medicines
When medicines are required to be taken in school, our health and safety procedures requires the completion by the parent/ guardian of a form for self administration of medication. Contact the school office for copies. All medicines must be labelled as prescribed by the pharmacist in the original containers.
NHS guidelines recommend that children aged 14 should have a three in one teenage booster containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio. Please click here for more information.
Prefect ApplicationsThe second round of Prefect applications are now open. If you would like to apply please click on the Prefect Application. Applications will close on 29th November 2018.Read full story
60th AnniversaryThis year we are celebrating our 60th Anniversary Year. To kick start the celebrations we have Bishop Declan visiting our school on 9th November. He will be joining us for a special service and will be blessing a commemorative plaque which will be displayed above the the stone laid...Read full story
GCSE Results 2018 -‘St Bernadette’s Students Celebrate Top Grades’‘St Bernadette’s Students Celebrate Top Grades’ Anxious faces turned to smiles of joy as students opened their GCSE results at St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School, with many students achieving large numbers of top grades. Students, parents and staff...Read full story
Drop Everything and Read - UpdateAs a school, we are promoting reading for pleasure and as such our students are reading for 20 minutes daily through our Drop Everything and Read programme. As we enter our second month of this initiative, we want to encourage students to challenge themselves to read books that they would not nor...Read full story
Ready To LearnOur Ready to Learn video is available HERE. For more information please click hereRead full story