The health of young children is of vital importance to ensure continuity of education. Dunes Academy recognizes its responsibility to promote a culture where health and hygiene issues are discussed in an open and positive way to achieve a greater understanding of the need to live a healthy lifestyle and maintain high standards of personal care.
Dunes Academy promotes a healthy lifestyle and a high standard of hygiene in its day to day work with children and adults. This is achieved in the following ways:
This policy should be read in conjunction with the School's Equal Opportunities and Race Equality Policy, Special Educational Needs Policy, Health and Safety Policy, Managing Medical Needs Policy and all relevant Department of Education and Skills and Child Care Guidance.
Schools can determine children's health and well-being by their exposure to a healthy or unhealthy school environment? There are lots of architectural and aesthetic aspects related to a school's hygienic needs, such as: school's building plan, safe water supply, disposition of waste, emergency lighting, heating and ventilation, as well as adequate school facilities (halls, classrooms, and common areas) and furniture.
Due to health reasons (influence of noise, exhaust gases from vehicles, and potential risk of accident), schools in an urban and suburban areas should be located more than 100 meters away from major traffic and causeways. Some studies suggest it is best to orientate and design a school building so that natural light can be a part of the lighting scheme of the school, and that buildings should avoid being placed in a valley, due to air quality issues.
Schools have a central place in the health of a community. Inappropriate hygiene in schools can cause many diseases. If there are no school sanitation and hygiene facilities, or if they aren't maintained and used adequately, schools become places where diseases are likely transmitted.