The first and most important point of contact for your child is your child’s class teacher and in Reception, the class Learning Support Assistant (LSA). If you have any concerns or questions, please get in touch with them in the first instance.
Pastoral care is the provision a school makes to ensure the physical and emotional welfare of pupils. It is the essential foundation upon which learning can take place
For many years Education has met, following any accidents at school, the initial cost of children attending the Emergency Department (at the Hospital) or their GP. This was partly to ensure that children could seek medical advice without their parents/carers worrying about the expense of doing so. From January 2022, children resident in Guernsey and Alderney are now entitled to certain health subsidies up to their 18th birthday, funded by the redistribution of family allowance. It is therefore intended that the historical arrangement of Education meeting these medical costs will cease after half term.
Parents/carers of children visiting the Emergency Department will therefore be required to pay £25 regardless of the subsequent treatment required. As part of this change, payment will be required at the time of their consultation, regardless of whether or not they have medical insurance. Those on income support will continue to have their attendance and consultation funded by Employment & Social Security and, therefore, will not need to pay for their consultation at the time.
Education will continue to cover the cost of emergency ambulance attendance, should that be required, where the child is not covered by St. John subscription or other insurance.