Pastoral Care

Students learn best when they are in an environment where they feel happy, safe and secure.  At New Mills we work closely with parents and carers to provide the supportive care and challenge to enable our students to flourish and succeed.

Administration
Health and Safety: Medication to Students

It is important for us to advise you that we are not able to accept the responsibility of administering medication to students; however qualified first aid staff will supervise students, if a prior arrangement has been made in writing to Mrs Sue Toke, the Student Support Manager.

If your child requires regular medication, where possible, please administer it at home.  However, if your child will need this medication at school, it must be handed to the Reception, together with written details of the dose, frequency and any other information.  Should your child require medication during the school day, they should attend Reception either at break or lunchtime.  

All medication, including painkillers for headaches, period pains etc is covered by this new requirement.  If, however, your child suffers from asthma and needs to carry an inhaler at all times, please tell us.   Aspirin containing medicine is not suitable for under 16s unless prescribed by a doctor.

STUDENTS MUST HAND IN ANY MEDICATION TO RECEPTION.  THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CARRY MEDICATION WITH THEM.

Lost Property

We understand how upsetting it can be (particularly for younger students) to mislay

their belongings.  To ensure we can re-unite students with their lost property, please ensure that all items are named.

New Contact Details

Moved house?
Changed telephone number?
New mobile?

If so, please let your child’s Year Manager know; we may need to contact you in the event of an emergency so it is important that our records are kept up-to-date.