The health and well-being of all our pupils is a priority and our matron, who is based in the school, is RCN registered.
Teachers are always available to listen to pupils as they are well trained on a wide range of issues.
Our school matron Evelyn Phillips is a fully qualified registered nurse who deals with illness during the school day, sports injuries and other medical issues during the school day.
She works closely with both class teachers and pastoral staff to ensure a holistic approach to the health and well-being of all pupils and she also plays an active role in our Health and Wellbeing curriculum. She is the Primary School co-ordinator for Heartstart, a programme devised by the British Heart Foundation to teach children emergency life support skills.
Hutchesons’ offers pupils the Seasons for Growth Loss and Grief Education Programme. This aims to promote resilience, enhance coping strategies and develop life skills in young people through focusing on understanding the effects of change. Pupils take part in sessions run by trained Companions (from the school) and they get together in small groups during term time over a six week block.
We take pride in providing excellent care for our pupils as children thrive best when they feel secure.
Hutchesons’ Grammar School is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and has a robust Wellbeing and Child Protection Policy which provides a framework for all staff. We work hard to ensure that we create a safe environment for children; staff are well trained and know how to respond to concerns. Children are able to identify trusted adults within the school staff and feel confident approaching them if they have a concern or worry.
The Primary school has a dedicated Child Protection Coordinator who manages any day-to-day concerns, and our safeguarding systems are overseen by the school Safeguarding Committee, comprising of the school matrons, the Child Protection Co-ordinators, the Rector, the Safeguarding Governor and an external expert.
The national approach to improving outcomes for children and young people in Scotland is “Getting it right for every child” (GIRFEC). This provides a framework for us to work with parents to provide support for pupils.