The health and well-being of all our pupils is a priority and our matron, who is based in the school, is RCN registered.
Staff are happy and 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 with a well-equipped medical room to deal with illness during the school day, sports injuries and other medical issues.
She works closely with both class teachers and pastoral staff to ensure a holistic approach to the health and well-being of all pupils. She also plays an active role in our Health and Wellbeing curriculum and is our 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 volunteer to take part and the sessions are run by a trained Companion (from the school) and they work in small groups over a period of time.
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. We also work hard to maintain an environment where children feel confident about approaching any member of staff if they have a problem 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, comprised of Matrons, the Child Protection Coordinators, 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 you and your child to provide the right support at the right time.