Taiwanese School of Melbourne Inc

 

Policy Manual

 

 

 

Content

 

  1. Privacy and Confidentiality Policy

  2. Enrolment Procedure

  3. Attendance Policy

  4. Student Behaviour Policy

  5. Emergency and Evacuation Policy

  6. Allergy and Anaphylaxis Policy

  7. Asthma Policy

  8. Child Safe Standards

 

 

Taiwanese School of Melbourne Inc

Privacy and Confidentiality Policy

 

Policy statement

Taiwanese School protects the privacy and confidentiality of individuals by ensuring the safety and confidentiality of information pertaining to teachers, staff, students and their families. It is essential that all records and files pertaining to teacher, staff member, student or family within the School are kept confidential and that limited access is granted to the records.

 

Policy Guidelines

The following guidelines will apply with respect to maintaining confidentiality with regard to students’ personal documents kept at the School.

1. Teachers, staff, students and their families have the right to the protection of personal information. As a result, laws relating to the protection of privacy and confidentiality must be strictly adhered to.

2. All personal information regarding teachers, staff, parents and students will be disclosed only to parties who need the information to fulfil their responsibilities at the School.

3. The reasons for collecting this information must be lawful and fair.

4. Based on the Australian privacy principles (APPs):

  • Teachers, staff and parents must be informed on what personal information is being collected and why.

  • Personal information disclosed must be relevant and not too intrusive.

  • Teachers, staff and parents are allowed to update personal information if thought necessary.

  • Teachers, staff and parents will be provided with clear information regarding:

- Any legal authority that comes to the School to collect personal information relating to their child

- What information was divulged and why

  •  Unless the School is required or authorised by or under an Australian law or a court/tribunal order to not disclose the event.

5. Only the following categories of people have access to students' records:

            - Parents or other persons responsible for the student        

            - Teachers responsible for the teaching of the student

            - The School Administration

            - The relevant state regulatory authority e.g. Government Education Department

7. All matters discussed at staff meetings regarding parents and students will be treated as confidential.

8. Any personal issue relating to a student must be discussed only with the student's teacher, the School Coordinator or the School Principal.  

9. The School staff will protect the privacy and confidentiality of other staff by not relating personal information about each other to anyone either within or outside the School.

 

APP privacy policy for parents and guardians

Collection and Use

 

All information supplied must be true and accurate therefore this cannot be done anonymously. Taiwanese School is required to collect correct personal and health information from or about families within the following forms and methods:

§ Enrolment form and documentation

§ Attendance register

§ Accident/Illness reports

§ Authorisations to give medication

§ Medical certificates

 

The information you give is used by those teachers/staff who need to access the information to meet the above requirements, and if required may also be disclosed to the following authorities:

- Medical/ambulance staff

- Regulatory authority

 

Storage of personal information

All personal information is kept in a secure database to protect it from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

 

Access and correction of personal information

You are entitled to access personal and private information kept about you and your family on request, and may ask for inaccurate information to be up-dated or corrected.

 

Questions and complaints

Your privacy is important to us, should you have any questions, concerns or you wish to make a complaint relating to our collection and use of your personal information please contact the School Principal or School Coordinator.

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Attendance Policy

 

RATIONALE:

International research demonstrates a strong correlation between students’ learning, long- term life outcomes, attendance at school and appropriate participation in education programs. Regular school attendance enables students to maximise their full educational potential and to actively participate and engage in their learning.

AIM:

To maximise student learning opportunities and performance by ensuring that children required to attend school, do so regularly and without unnecessary absences.

IMPLEMENTATION:

· All enrolled students are required to attend school unless reasonable and valid grounds exist for them to be absent.

· Illness, accidents, religious events or obligation, and other unforeseeable circumstances are reasonable grounds for an absence.

· Parents/Guardians have a responsibility to ensure that their children attend school regularly and are only absent if ill, or if absolutely necessary.

· Parents/Guardians have a further responsibility to provide either a written note or medical certificate explaining the reason for the absence upon their child’s return. Alternatively, parents/guardians may contact the school office (0487 761 321) on the day of the absence .

ATTENDANCE POLICY

· The school will continue to promote a minimum attendance rate of 80% for all students to ensure that students are not missing out any learning opportunities.

· Attendance Awards will be given at the end of the year for students who have achieved 100% attendance.

· Parents/Guardians should notify the school in writing prior to any anticipated extended absence.

· Parents/Guardians will be notified if their child’s extended absence will impact on their ability to be promoted to the next year level.

· There is an attendance roll for each class. The class teacher marks the attendance roll each week when the School is on .

· Parents/Guardians must provide a reason for their child arriving late to school.

· The class teacher will notify the Principal of students consistently late to school. The class teacher will then follow up with parents to seek their support and co-operation.

· Staff will be encouraged to recognise their role and responsibility in promoting and supporting strong attendance.

· Individual class teachers have the responsibility to follow up absences in their class and request written notification or explanation from parents/guardians for all student absences.

· If attendance does not improve, follow up meetings are held, with the view to developing and implementing strategies to minimise absences.

 

 

 

 

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Enrolment Procedure

 

Enrolment Process

  • Parent/Guardian contacts the school (0487 761 321) and arranges a meeting with either the School Coordinator or the School Principal to discuss enrolment and tour school with child.

  • Parent/Guardian and student attends a tour of the school. Brief information of the student and family is obtained so that the School Coordinator or the School Principal is able to answer any enquiries.

  • Parent/Guardian completes an expression of interest in applying for an enrolment. The prospective student is offered to have a free trial period in the class of a suitable level. It is advised for the parent/guardian to be present with the child during the trial period.

  • If the decision of the enrolment is confirmed, the parent/guardian must complete the formal enrolment forms including parent agreement forms prior to commencing the next class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Student Behaviour Policy

 

Rationale

At school everyone should be treated respectfully, every person needs to feel safe and secure and students need an environment that supports their learning, personal growth and positive self‐ esteem.

Expectations

The School sets the following expectations that underpin student behaviour in the classroom, playground and all school activities:‐ 

Expectations of Students

  • Be friendly and polite, and protect the safety and well‐being of self and others

  • Learn and allow others to learn

  • Look after one’s own belongings, other’s belongings and school resources

  • Follow the directions of staff

  • Play safely

  • Care for and respect the school environment  

  • Keep hands and feet to oneself unless in friendship

 

Classroom Expectations

Each teacher is to establish with his or her class age‐appropriate understandings and expectations of the learning environment that is to be established and maintained. The ‘Expectations of Students’ stated above is to be used as the guide to the scope of the classroom rules. While there is to be an emphasis on positive behaviours, from time to time there will be a need to clearly articulate what constitutes inappropriate behaviour.

Responding to Student Misbehaviour

The school’s emphasis is on responding to student behaviour in positive and encouraging ways. On those occasions where students make poor choices with their behaviour, teachers/school staff will assist them to learn from the incident so that a similar mistake might not be repeated. At all times the dignity of the students involved will be maintained and the relationship between the parties restored – (student/student, staff/student).  

 

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 Emergency and Evacuation Policy

 

Statement

Emergencies are sudden, unexpected events or situations that require immediate action to prevent injury to individuals or damage to the school environment. For the purposes of this Policy we will be addressing emergencies that may injure or place in danger the students, families or school Members, whilst at the School.

Taiwanese School of Melbourne has developed Procedures that take on a Risk Management approach that addresses, but is not limited to the following:

• Identifies the types of emergencies that may occur and when these emergencies may happen;

• Analyses the potential risks to the health and safety of the students / their parents or school staff;

• Develops strategies to eliminate, minimise or control the emergency and/or subsequent risks.

Taiwanese School recognises that there are four main types of emergencies that may occur (other than emergency illness/accident),

• Emergencies that require Evacuation;

• Emergencies that require Lockdown;

• Emergency during Natural Disasters;

 

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• Train new School staff during their orientation and familiarise them with their role in an emergency or disaster event.

• Teach students Evacuation Procedures. Remember, during an emergency the teachers, staff and students / parents will react exactly as they have been trained. Practice gives everyone confidence to know what to do.

• Teach students how to call 000.

 

 

School Staff / Teachers

• Participates in developing the Emergency and Evacuation Plan for the School.

• Knows and understands their role and responsibilities during an emergency situation.

• Participates in emergency preparedness training and drills.

• Assumes responsibility for taking emergency supplies packs with them in the event of an evacuation.

• Helps students develop confidence in their ability to care for themselves.

• Knows locations of the main shut off valve for water, main utility box for electricity and main gas valve (if relevant).

 

Emergencies that Require Evacuation

Evacuation is the removal of all persons from the School to a safe location following a practiced evacuation procedure and documentation process. The types of emergencies that that may require evacuation include but are not limited to:

• Fire

• Service Flooding

• Bomb Threat

• Flammable or Toxic Gas Leak

• Smoke or Fumes from Neighbouring property etc.

 

Procedure

Emergency Evacuation Plans and Procedures need to be displayed in EVERY room, including the foyer, office, staff room, staff toilet and Common room. In the event of an emergency evacuation being necessary follow the documented procedure below:

  • Ring the bell and make announcement in the buildings where the teachers, staff, students and parents are.

• Don’t panic: students need teachers to be confident and capable in an emergency and their behaviour will reflect how they act. If they are calm there is more chance that the students will be also.

• For older students: assemble students in a straight line to exit as quickly and quietly as possible, taking class roll and fire bags, as well as emergency contact numbers, as they go.

  • Ask the parents/guardians to follow the exit sing to exit the building to the basketball court, do not go inside the building to collect their child(ren).

• The last adult out of the building needs to do another check for students / adults and has to close all windows and doors before exiting. This will slow down the progress of a fire/shows room has been checked.

• Go out through the designated exit. If designated exit is too dangerous, teachers/staff should use judgement to evacuate students and parents through an alternative route.

• Go to a designated assembly area for your class. Ensure assembly areas are in the shade wherever possible. Students are to sit down in a group in an orderly manner. In the event that the designated evacuation area is not safe for all persons, then the alternative location outside of the school is to be utilised and parents contacted regarding their child’s location for collection if required.

• The Nominated Supervisor/Responsible Person will take the School phone, their own mobile phone (in case the School phone is not working), master rolls and the keys to any exterior gate which might be used in the event that all persons need to be evacuated away from the school for safety reasons.

• When students and all adults are evacuated, the Nominated Supervisor/Responsible Person present is to call the Fire Brigade/Emergency Services. The Nominated Supervisor and all Certified Supervisors should also take a mobile phone.

• Teachers are to call the roll and account for all students verbally.

• If it is safe, the Nominated Supervisor/Responsible Person is to do one last check of all classrooms.

• After the Evacuation Procedure, if safe to do so, students are to return to their class in the same way that they were evacuated and teachers need to check that all students are accounted for once inside.

• Each Evacuation, drill or genuine, is to be carefully documented and filed in a dedicated folder, preferably by the Centre Fire/Evacuation Warden. All outstanding concerns or issues are to be addressed with relevant staff immediately and should be checked again during the following drill.

• There should be at least one Evacuation Drill per term at varying times of the day, this includes break time and all staff members are to sign their participation with the Fire Drill on the Drill Form. This record is to be filed by the Nominated Supervisor.

 

Emergencies that Require Lock Down

A lock down is a procedure which is initiated when the Nominated Supervisor believes that there is a credible threat to the students, visitors to the School, teachers and staff of the School. Lock downs are classically used to protect students from instances that include but are not limited to:

  • Intruders or aggressive persons and other forms of violence;

  • Bomb threats;

  • When police are engaged in an operation nearby;

  • When a natural disaster/national disaster has been declared.

 

The aim of the School lock down is to keep everyone safe, and while it may be frightening or disruptive, it is important to comply with the lock down for safety reasons.

The most critical component of a Lock Down Procedure is the method/s of communication to teachers and students of what is required. School should ensure that they have two avenues of communication to all teachers and students /parents e.g. a Code Red Signal/Call and a hand held bell or sound.

This needs to be a School staff and School wide communication method that is not based in the office as this may become unavailable in an emergency. An alarm sound is not recommended as this has the potential to agitate a person. In School, will use a hand ring bell as an “announcement” alarm sound.

Upon hearing the chosen lock down announcement, the following process must be followed:

• Teachers and School staff must gather students and guide parents/visitors quickly and confidently and check all locations where students and others may be, before moving students to safest area of the room (safest area is generally in a space that is away from the windows and doors and is not visible from either of those areas where possible).

 

• Lock all doors, close all windows, where possible close curtains/blinds and cover doors (block see through part of the door if applicable/ possible) and turn off the lights.

 

• Keep students away from windows and doors; position students against walls or on the floor, turn a table on its side to act as a buffer.

 

• Take the roll – teacher will need to complete this.

 

• Teachers/staff will maintain (as best they can) a calm atmosphere in the room, keeping alert to the emotional needs of the students.

 

• Standby for further communication and updates from Nominated Supervisor or Responsible Person Present or Emergency Services.

 

• Stay quiet and alert.

 

• Keep phone lines free. All teachers are advised to not use mobile phones and/or send text messages. Being alert and available to students in their supervision is priority.

 

• All teachers will keep all students in the room until an all-clear signal has been given.

 

• The Nominated Supervisor, if possible, will immediately call 000 and stay on the phone until assistance arrives. Await further instructions from Emergency Response Services. They will advise when it is safe to move about and release students from the rooms.

 

• Upon arrival, the local Police, in conjunction with the Nominated Supervisor, will assume controlling responsibility and may evacuate the school as per Police Operating Procedures.

 

• The roll will be taken again and when the “All-Clear” is given, the Nominated Supervisor will apprise the teachers of the situation and counsel with students. When the threat has been eliminated, normal class activities should be resumed as soon as possible.

 

• Students are not to be released to parents until an “All Clear” signal is given.

 

• Nominated Supervisor to notify parents of all “lock downs” whether practice or real.

 

• Nominated Supervisor to inform Management of any incidents and outcomes of the drills.

 

• Nominated Supervisor to complete an Emergency/Drill Lock Down Report, attaching copies of the room rolls as signed off by staff during and after the incident as a cross check to account for all students, teachers, school staff and school visitors.

 

Armed Intrusion

School staff and teachers should not place themselves at increased risk by withholding items requested by an armed intruder. Staff and teachers should remember that valuables and cash are generally replaceable, life is not.

If a person comes into the School and you are uneasy with the situation, assess and act promptly. If a weapon is present, do not confront the person but give a predetermined hand signal to another educator for them to call 000 immediately where possible.

If no weapon is suspected, approach the intruder in the following manner:

• Introduce yourself in a non-confrontational way/manner, ask the individual who they are and how you can be of assistance.

• Inform the individual of the Policy for all visitors to the School to sign in and guide them to the area where to wait for the class to finish.

• If the individual refuses, do not confront them. Re-iterate the requirement of the School to sign in and ask them again to follow the School Procedure.

• Obey instructions given by intruders and remain calm.

• Do not make sudden movements and avoid eye contact.

• Be courteous: answer all questions asked by intruder/s.

• Hand over valuables cash etc. when requested.

• Should the intruder be demanding their child or a teacher and school staff, teachers should attempt to stall for as long as possible but be mindful of the Duty of Care and responsibilities to the other children/students and Team Members. Should the intruder/threatening person leave with the child or school staff/teacher, take down all details regarding the clothing of the person, the make and model of the car and registration details and call the Police 000 immediately.

• Do not give chase when intruders depart and contact the Police and Operations Managers as soon as safe to do so.

 

Emergencies during Natural Disasters/Severe Weather

Emergencies can have major effects on the School. Depending on the situation, you may have to evacuate the facility and move students to another location or lock down the School to shelter the students.

 

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It may become necessary for students to stay in your supervision for extended periods of time if the emergency closes roads and families cannot reach to the School. There also may be injuries that require you to provide first aid to staff or students.

Severe weather conditions include cyclonic winds, severe storms, flooding, earthquakes or other acts of nature, which may result in structural instability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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             Allergy and Anaphylaxis Policy

 

 

Policy Statement

 

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life threatening allergic reaction.  Up to 2% of the general population and 5% of children are at risk. The most common causes in young children are eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, cow milk, bee or other insect stings and some medications.

Young children may not be able to express the symptoms of anaphylaxis.

A reaction can develop in minutes of exposure to the allergen, but with planning and training, a reaction can be treated effectively by using a prescribed anaphylaxis medication.

 

Our society has a high number of people who suffer from Anaphylaxis and other serious allergy

related medical conditions, and therefore the concern is obvious for children within the School setting.

The School recognises the importance of all staff / teachers responsible for the child/ren at risk of anaphylaxis, undertaking training that includes preventive measures to minimise the risk of an anaphylactic reaction, recognising the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and emergency treatment, including administration of prescribed anaphylaxis medication.

 

Teachers, parents and guardians need to be made aware that it is not possible to achieve a completely allergen-free environment in any settings that is open to the general community. Instead the school recognises the need to adapt a range of procedures and risk minimisation strategies, to reduce the risk of a child having an anaphylactic reaction, including strategies to minimise the presence of all allergen at the School.

 

The aim of this policy is to not only minimise the risk of an anaphylactic reaction occurring while the student is in the school, but also to ensure school staff / teachers respond appropriately to any anaphylactic reaction.  Staff / teachers must be able to initiate appropriate treatment, including competently administrating prescribed anaphylaxis medication. The School also aims to raise the community awareness of anaphylaxis and its management, through education and policy implementation.

 

This policy applies when a child, diagnosed as “being at risk of anaphylaxis” by a qualified medical practitioner, is enrolled at the School.  It applies to students enrolled to the School, their parents and guardians, staff, management and the approved provider.  It also applies to other visiting members such as volunteers, students and other visiting families.

 

 

The School will adhere to the following:

 

·  The School recognises the importance of well-informed and knowledgeable teachers and school staff who understand Allergies and Anaphylaxis, and therefore training is provided when needed.

·  The School requests that students do not bring snacks which contain nut products e.g. peanuts, peanut butter, Nutella, etc.

· The School provides information to families on the extreme danger of allergies that students can face, and how they can help to prevent allergies occurring in children.

·  Teachers will discuss the dangers with students and help educate them on the needs of other students.

·  The School will have procedures for the administering of an Epi-pen, if an anaphylactic reaction occurs.

·  The School requests parents to inform and communicate any allergies that their child may suffer from, as well as any symptoms that display an allergic reaction. This is to be disclosed and documented on enrolment form.

·   The Allergy/Anaphylaxis medical action plan needs to be completed by the child’s treating

medical practitioner.

·  Any changes to the child’s health, including any allergy information is to be shared in writing immediately, so that records can be updated and all school staff / teachers are kept up to date.

 

 

Procedure

 

·  Conduct an assessment of the potential for accidental exposure to allergens while student(s) at risk of anaphylaxis are in the School, and develop a risk minimisation plan for the School, in consultation with teachers and the families of the child/ren.

·  Ensure teachers responsible for the student(s) at risk of anaphylaxis; attend anaphylaxis management training (including the administration prescribed anaphylaxis medication). Training is to be recorded on the School staff file.

·  Ensure that all school staff and teachers are aware of symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction, the student at risk of anaphylaxis, the student’s allergies, anaphylaxis action plan and Epi-Pen kit.

·  Ensure that no student who has been prescribed anaphylaxis medication is permitted to attend the School or its programs, without that prescribed anaphylaxis medication or Anaphylaxis Action Plan signed by the child’s Doctor and updated annually by the Family.

·  Ensure that parents/guardians are made aware of the policy at enrolment which is stated on the enrolment form.

·  Encourage ongoing communication between parents/guardians and teachers, regarding the current status of the student’s allergies, this policy and its implementation.

·  Note of the student’s individual medical condition for Anaphylaxis should be written on the health condition of class roll as class teacher will be aware of the student’s anaphylaxis status, triggers and emergency procedures.

·  Ensure the prescribed anaphylaxis medication is kept by class teacher every time when the student attend to the class.

·  Ensure other students and families are informed about food restriction for anaphylaxis action plan in the grade.

·  Ensure all students are informed no sharing the food in the class.

·  That a child at risk of anaphylaxis will only eat food that has been prepared by their parents or guardians.

 

 

In the event that a child suffers from an anaphylactic reaction the school staff and teachers will:

 

·  Follow the child’s anaphylaxis action plan.

·  Call an ambulance immediately by dialling 000.

·  Commence first aid measures.

·  Contact the parents or guardian.

·  Contact the emergency contact if the parents or guardian cannot be contacted.

·  Contact School Principal and Coordinator.

·  Contact your State Regulatory Authority - Form S01 will need to be completed  (insert relevant state body).

 

In the event where a child who has not been diagnosed as allergic but appears to be having an anaphylaxis reaction, the School staff and teachers will:

 

·  Call an ambulance immediately by dialing 000.

·  Commence first aid measures.

·  Contact the parents or guardian.

·  Contact the emergency contact if the parents or guardian cannot be contacted.

·  Contact School Principal and Coordinator.

·   Contact your State Regulatory Authority - Form S01 will need to be completed 

            (insert relevant state body)

 

Parents/Legal Guardians are required to:

 

·  Notify the School Coordinator and class teacher on enrolment/or on diagnosis for existing enrolments of their child’s Allergy/Anaphylaxis diagnosis; provide Asthma Action Plan to the school.

·  Ensure that their child’s Allergy/Anaphylaxis Emergency Management Plan is completed in consultation with their child’s doctor or specialist, to ensure information is current and suitable for their child’s needs.

 ·  Follow the School policies & procedures that relate to their child’s Allergy/Anaphylaxis, including but not limited to:

§  Ensure child’s medication is clearly labelled with prescribed information (dosage, etc.), is in its original packaging, and includes the child’s name and date of issue. Prescribed medication that does not bear the child’s name will not be administered.

§  Provide written instruction from child’s doctor for administering of medication that is not prescribed. This must include dosage, time to be administered, duration, etc.

§  Ensure all medication is handed to an educator/member of staff for safe storage. It is vital that medication is NOT stored in children’s bags.

 ·  Notify the school and class teacher, in writing, of any changes that may affect their child’s

 ·  Be informed about any child’s medical condition that they may come into contact with during their time at the school.

 ·  Assist with the child’s Allergy/Anaphylaxis Management plans risk assessment/

management and update at 6 monthly intervals.

·  Advise parents that prescribed medicines need to be handed in to the class teacher every time when the child attend to the class. Parents need to collect the medicines after school.

·  Communicate with parents in a timely manner in regards to their Allergy/Anaphylaxis Management and Risk Minimisation Plan, and advise of any observable changes that may affect it.

·  Resolve any difficulty before any medication is administered by contacting the parents. If they cannot be contacted, and information is required urgently, staff will call emergency contact or child’s doctor as indicated in the student’s Allergy/ Anaphylaxis Management and Risk Minimisation Plan.  In the event of a student displaying symptoms as outlined in their Allergy/Anaphylaxis management action plan provided by parent, follow the action plan for that child, including administering all medications in accordance with medication policy and procedure of the School.

·   Contacting the Emergency Services in an emergency.

 

 

 

Last revised – Aug 2018

                           

 

 

 

 

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                            Asthma Policy

 

 

 

Policy Statement

 

Asthma is a chronic health condition affecting approximately 15% of children. It is one of the most common reasons for childhood admission to hospital. Many of the deaths associated with asthma are thought to be preventable. Community education and correct asthma management will assist to minimise the impact of asthma.

 

It is generally accepted that children under the age of six do not have the skills and ability to recognise and manage their own asthma effectively. With this in mind, our centre recognises the need to educate its parents and educators about asthma and to promote responsible asthma management strategies.

 

 

The purpose of this policy is to:

§   Raise the awareness of asthma amongst those involved in the School and in the     

     community.

§   Provide the necessary strategies to ensure the health and safety of all people with asthma in the School.

§   Provide an environment in which children with asthma can participate in all activities to the full extent of their capabilities.

§   Provide a clear set of guidelines and expectations to be followed with regard to the management of asthma.

 

 

The school will:

§   Provide all teachers and school staff with a copy of the asthma Policy and brief them on asthma procedures during orientation of employment.

§   Provide parents with a copy of the asthma Policy upon enrolment if required.

§   Ensure that at least one teacher or school member that has completed accredited asthma training (Emergency asthma management), be on the premises at all times.

§   Identify students with asthma during the enrolment process.

§   Store asthma management and risk assessment plan in the student’s enrolment

      record and make the note on the class roll.

§   Ensure that class teachers are informed of the student with asthma in their supervision.

§   Ensure that the first aid kit contains a blue reliever puffer (eg. Airomir, Asmol, Epaq

or Ventolin), a spacer device (if required), concise written instructions on asthma first aid procedures and 70% alcohol swabs. The medication must be supplied by the enrolled student(s) with a current asthma plan in place; is only to be administered to the enrolled student(s) with the current asthma plan in place that the medication is prescribed for.

§   Ensure that an accredited teacher correctly maintains the asthma component of the  

     first aid kit.

§   Promptly communicate any concerns to parents, should it be considered that a child’s asthma is limiting his/her ability to participate fully in all activities.

§   Store any medication in an easily accessible area and out of reach of children.

 

 

The teachers at the School will:

§   Ensure that they maintain current accreditation in emergency asthma management

§   Ensure that they are aware of the students under their supervision with asthma.

§   Identify and, where practicable, minimise asthma triggers.

§   Administer emergency asthma medication, if required, according to the child’s written asthma management and risk assessment plan. If no written asthma management and risk assessment plan is available, the asthma emergency procedures will be followed immediately.

§   Promptly communicate, to management and parents/guardians, any concerns should it be considered that a child’s asthma is limiting his/her ability to participate fully in all activities.

§   Ensure that children with asthma are treated the same as all other children.

 

 

Parents/Guardians will:

§   Inform teachers, either upon enrolment or on initial diagnosis, that their child has a  

     history of asthma.

§   Provide all relevant information regarding the child’s asthma via the asthma management and risk assessment plan.

§ Notify the teachers, in writing, of any changes to the asthma management and risk assessment plan during the year, the information needs to be updated.

§   Ensure that their child has an adequate supply of appropriate asthma medication 

     (including reliever) at all times.

§   Ensure that their child has their own spacer device.

§   Communicate all relevant information and concerns to teachers as the need arises eg. if asthma symptoms were present last night.

§   Ensure, in consultation with the teachers, the health and safety of their child through

     Supervised management of the child’s asthma.

§   Participate in a review process every 6 months to ensure management plan is current.

 

 

 

 

 

Last revised - Aug 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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