Wellbeing Champions at Risedale:
Here at Risedale School we care about every part of our pupils' lives and so we have developed a dedicated team of staff to act as a support network for when times get tough. All members of the 'Risedale Family' can be approached at any time. Wellbeing is key.
Your Wellbeing Champions at Risedale are: Mrs Wright, Ms Benson, Mrs Deighton and Mr Gunnell.
Supporting your child's medical needs at Risedale:
Our staff are here to help pupils and families with their medical needs whilst at Risedale. We offer support on a day-to-day basis, working alongside our Senior Leadership Team to ensure that Healthcare Plans for pupils with more specific needs are met appropriately. Many of our staff are trained in first aid and receive regular and ongoing training.
If you would like to discuss any matters regarding your child's medical needs and how we can best support them at school please feel free to the Risedale reception 01748 83350.
Parents and carers are responsible for:
- Keeping the school informed about any changes to their child/children's health.
- Completing a parental agreement for school to administer medicine form before bringing medication into school.
- Providing the school with the medication their child requires and keeping it up to date.
- Collecting any leftover medicine at the end of the course or year.
- Discussing medications with their child/children prior to requesting that a staff member administers the medication.
- Where necessary, developing an Individual Healthcare Plan (IHCP) for their child in collaboration with the Headteacher, other staff members and healthcare professionals.
The following document may be of help to you and also contains some of our medical consent forms:
Healthy Child Team Drop-in's:
Need someone to talk to in confidence about health issues, worries, advice…? The NHS Healthy Child Team will be in school on the first Tuesday of the month 12:40-1:15pm. Please note, unfortunately this service is not available whist the school is closed.
For specific information regarding 'Online Safety' please visit our dedicated webpage by clicking here.
Parents/carers, to consent for your child to receive their NHS vaccinations please visit: https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/services/childrens-services/vaccs-imms-yorks/#consent-forms
Drugs advice leaflet from North Yorkshire County Council:
We know that the majority of young people don't use drugs (Growing up in North Yorkshire Survey), in fact research shows that young people's drug use has been declining over the past 10 years, but there's still a small group of young people who get drawn into using drugs so it's important that parents/carers know where to go for information and support if they need to: Drugs advice leaflet.pdf
Some helpful leaflets for parents/carers from Safer Richmondshire:
Tackling Criminal exploitation - A guide for parents:
'Criminal Exploitation' is when individuals or gangs target children and force them to carry out criminal activity. Exploiters may force young people to deal drugs, steal, commit violent or sexual acts and traffic them. Click the link to view a guide for parents regarding Criminal Exploitation from The Children's Society.
County Lines explained:
'County Lines' is the term used for the organised criminal distribution of drugs from the big cities into smaller towns and rural areas using children and vulnerable people. Although cannabis is occasionally linked to the county lines organisations, it is harder drugs that provide the focus: heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines. Click here to find out more about county lines and to watch a helpful video by specialist safeguarding consultant, Andrew Hall, talking about county lines and why it is such an important issue for some young people.
Summer Health and Safety Tips:
Some tips to stay healthy and safe during the summer months from the public health team at North Yorkshire County Council: https://goo.gl/8hXnED