Volunteers are warmly welcome at Crabtree Infants’ school, and should you wish to become a part of our highly valued volunteer team please inform the school office.

A volunteer’s contract must also be signed and returned to the school office before commencing, which deals with the confidential aspect of this essential role within school.

You should always enter the school by the front door, sign in at the office and wear a badge.  When leaving you must sign out so we know you are not on the premises in the event of an emergency. 

Any adult seen on the school premises not wearing a badge should be challenged.  No adult should be admitted to school by a classroom door, and if seen on the premises should be accompanied to the front door. 

Fire Evacuation - The safe evacuation of all people in school is the absolute priority in the case of a fire.  If you are working with children in school and the alarm sounds, you should take the group out of school by the nearest available fire exit.  You should take them to the assembly point—front playground for Reception, back playground for everyone else for a register to be taken.

Smoking - The school has a non-smoking policy throughout the whole school site.  This applies to all areas within the school grounds.

Jewellery - Children should not wear jewellery to school as it can cause harm to themselves and others.  Watches are worn at the owner’s risk and must be removed for P.E.  If ears are pierced, earrings must either be removed or completely taped with micro pore tape, supplied from home, before the child can participate in P.E.

First Aid - There are First Aid boxes in each year group.  Several support staff are trained First Aiders (lists in the school office and on the staffroom noticeboard).  All minor injuries are recorded on the Accident Report Log.  Any major accidents/incidents should be reported to the Headteacher.  Minor injuries are treated with water or ice.  Cuts and grazes are cleaned using sterile gauze.  Open wounds must be covered using an appropriate dressing.  Children will be asked if plasters (hypo-allergenic) are used at home, in order to check that they are not allergic to them.  Ice is usually applied to bumped heads.  Children are given a yellow sticker for a bumped head so all staff are aware of the injury.  No foreign bodies such as splinters or stings may be removed.   Parents are advised of all injuries via a ‘bump-note’.If a child has a fracture or serious injury, they can only be readmitted to school once this is recommended by their doctor and agreed with the Headteacher.  Parents must provide information as to the nature of the injury, and of any special treatment required.  The school must agree that it can meet these conditions before the child returns to school.

Medicines in School - No medicine is to be brought onto the school premises without the knowledge and consent of the Headteacher, except emergency medication for asthma or anaphylactic reaction sufferers (inhalers and epipens kept in classroom store Cupboards with instructions for use) all as mentioned on the ‘yellow sheets’.