Health and Hygiene dunes academy


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.


  • To promote the health and well-being of all staff and pupils
  • To highlight the need for high standards of hygiene and personal care
  • To promote healthy eating Guidelines

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:

  • All snacks provided will be nutritious and will pay due attention to children's particular dietary requirements. When cooking with children as an activity, staff will provide healthy, wholesome food, promoting and extending the child's understanding of a healthy diet.
  • Parents are required to keep their child at home if he/she has any infection, and to inform the school as to the nature of the infection. This is to alert other parents as necessary and to make careful observations of any other child that seems unwell.
  • Parents should not return any child who has been vomiting or who has had diarrhea until at least 48 hours has elapsed since the last attack.
  • Cuts or open sores whether on adults or children will be covered with an appropriate dressing.
  • The administration of any medicines will be in line with our Managing Medical Needs Policy.
  • Parents must alert staff promptly of any allergies or medical issues relating to their child. All information on this will be kept in confidential files, staff will be informed.
  • All medicines will be kept in a secure cupboard. 7. The first aid box will always be kept clean and fully stocked. It will be located in the staffroom in a marked cupboard. A qualified First-Aider will be on the premises at all times to administer first aid to children and adults.
  • All accidents/incidents will be recorded in the Accident /Incident Book and signed by the person attending to the incident.
  • Where at all possible, reference will be made to staff qualified in first aid to ensure that practice is appropriate to the injury / illness.
  • Spills/deposits relating to body fluids will be cleaned up promptly and disposed of appropriately. Those cleaning such spillages should wear gloves, available in the staffroom


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.

What Wikipedia Writes

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.

School location

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.

Importance of school hygiene

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.

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