Accidents in school occasionally occur despite our best efforts. The school has no matron or qualified medical personnel but some members of staff have first aid training in an emergency. It is very important that an emergency number be left with the office in the event that your child needs to be taken to casualty. If the school is unable to reach you, we will exercise our legal loco parent is rights to authorise treatment by the Hospital.
If it is necessary for your child to have any form of medication during the school day, please ensure that the appropriate form is completed (available from the office) and that medicine is clearly labelled. Staff cannot administer medicine to pupils without parental authorisation.
All personal property brought or worn to school should be clearly marked with the owner’s name and every effort will then be made by the school to recover any items mislaid. However, the school cannot accept responsibility for any personal items. Articles of value such as mobile phones, radios or other similar items should not be brought in to school or should be left for safe keeping with Reception, clearly named. A Lost Property box for unnamed items is provided and children should look in this in the first instance if they have mislaid something.
A number of lockers are available to children for rental at the beginning of the school year. As storage space is limited around the school and the children move from classroom to classroom, we highly recommend having a locker. Children are entirely responsible for the key or padlock to their allocated locker and will be charged if a replacement is needed.
To be able to understand their own beliefs and values, children need to learn about and respond to the beliefs and values of others.
At Minehead Middle School we aim to achieve a positive, caring ethos throughout the School and this is reflected in the religious education taught, which is meaningful, realistic, age appropriate and sensitive to different cultures, religions and creeds.
Religious education and a daily act of collective worship (assembly) is a legal requirement and this has been developed to meet the needs of our pupils, to build on their experiences and to develop their spiritual, moral, cultural, cognitive and physical development. We also use assembly time to celebrate School and personal successes and to learn to value others and ourselves.
All pupils have access to assemblies and collective worship. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious education and collective worship but it is hoped that all children will attend as our collective worship supports and promotes our School aims. Please contact the Headteacher in writing if you would like your child withdrawn from assemblies and an alternative provision will be made appropriate to your child's needs and understanding.