Health and Safety
Prior to opening, Muvule Academy underwent extensive government mandated and independent health and safety checks. The school has “Communicable Disease Guidelines”, designed to guide our families on when to keep unwell children home and away from school. All of our teachers are trained and certified in first aid.
Through our close partnership with families, we adopt a collaborative approach to monitor and track illnesses of our students. This helps us better understand the nature of common illnesses and preventative measures that can put in place.
Accident and Injury Procedures
For minor accidents, bumps, and bruises…
Parents/Guardians are informed using an Incident Report Form sent home with the student
Teachers will treat the student and he/she will return to class
Parents/Guardians will not be immediately contacted unless follow-up is required
For physically illness, with fever over 37.2 degrees Celsius, and/or a potentially serious injury, i.e. significant bump to the head…
Parents/Guardians will be contacted and are expected to come and pick up their child
A staff member will be present to monitor the child's condition as he/she awaits pick up
Emergency contact will be notified if parent/guardian are uncontactable
Teachers will treat the student and he/she will not return to class
For serious accidents in which a child needs to be taken to the hospital…
Child will be transported, (unless inadvisable) to the nearest hospital to receive care
A representative from the school will accompany the child until a parent/guardian arrives
School representative will depart after explaining all the relevant circumstances
Appropriate care will be given as required, even if the parents/guardians cannot be reached
Teachers will perform first aid on the child and parent/guardian will be contacted
Child Safeguarding Training
All adults who are regularly present on campus are expected to undergo a child safeguarding training. The depth of training is dependent on their roles and responsibilities at school. Child Safeguarding training is highly beneficial as it has a direct link in impacting student lives.
This training will consist of the following topics:
Forms of Abuse
Recognizing and Responding to Abuse
General Good Practices
Annual training regarding reporting procedures and appropriate physical touch will be provided to all teachers, coaches, and volunteers who regularly interact with students on campus.