First Aid and Illness
Minor cuts and grazes etc are treated on the premises.
There is a rest room at the school for the children who feel unwell to lie down in. More serious injuries are referred to the Forres Health Centre. If this were the case, parents would be notified as soon as possible.
Occasionally children are taken there anyway if the parents cannot be contacted.
When children become ill at school and require to go home, parents are contacted. If parents are unavailable, we try to reach the person nominated by the parents as their child’s emergency contact. Children are never sent home ill on their own.
In the event of any head injury parents are contacted by telephone in the first instance and by letter thereafter.
Please ensure that the school has up-to-date emergency contact numbers
The school has designated first aiders who are as follows:
Mrs Cumming, Mrs Findlay, Mrs Hall, Mrs Mackintosh & Miss
Medicines in School
A copy of the “supporting Pupils with Medical Needs including the
Administration of Medicines” guidance document is available at the school. In line with policy agreed by the Senior Clinical medical Officer, schools will only administer medicines with the written approval of a medical practitioner and where staff have the required training and experience. Painkillers such as aspirin and paracetamol fall into this category, and will therefore not be administered.
Please inform the school of any appointments that you may have
during the school day. If your child has an appointment during the day then you can collect them from the school office.
Dental -additional information
School Dental Service
The services of the School Dental Services are available to all the
children on request. Parents are free to make their own private
arrangements as necessary.
If you would like to be registered with an NHS dentist in Grampian please call the Grampian Dental Advice Line (DIAL) on 0845 45 65 990.
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If you require specific help, advice or information regarding dental
services please refer to the contacts page for a list of appropriate
telephone numbers and email addresses.
Special Needs Services
The Educational Psychology Service is a team of registered
psychologists who work with parents/carers, school staff and other
professionals to help children and young people make the most of their
Inclusion and Support Services
The main aim of the Inclusion and Support Service is to provide an
integrated range of education and social work services to children of school age who experience serious social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. These services are provided within schools by teaching staff and others with additional support provided through a team of outreach staff. In addition, the Inclusion and Support Service has two specialist centres in Elgin where more individual help is provided to children who have particularly challenging behaviour.
The Early Years Education Service – Language Support
This peripatetic service covers the whole of Moray and the work involves young children with pronounced learning and communication difficulties. The Service includes children with autistic spectrum and complex communication disorders within its remit.
The Early Years work covers pre-school children in the age range 3-7 years who have significant learning and/or communication disorders. A strong emphasis is placed on support for parents and the work includes pre-school home visits.
The Language Support Service covers children in the early years of primary school and the focus is upon specific language and communication problems rather than general learning difficulties. Supporting the transition into primary school is an important part of the remit. It is the peripatetic equivalent of language unit provision which has been established in certain other authorities.
English as an Additional Language Service (EAL)
This service aims to facilitate access to the mainstream curriculum for bilingual pupils, and to ensure equality of opportunity within Moray schools. It aims to enable pupils to take a full part in the life and work of the school and the wider community, working in partnership with parents. The service recognises the cultural and linguistic diversity of bilingual pupils as a positive contribution to be recognised by all.
Specialist Provision for Children with
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
The needs of pupils on the autistic spectrum are currently catered for within mainstream schools with additional support for learning. For pupils with the more severe and complex difficulties, provision is usually at a school which can offer enhanced provision.
There is specific provision at Kinloss Primary School for children with autism, which serves the needs of a small number of primary age pupils with significant and pronounced autistic spectrum disorders.