Sun Safety Policy
Royles Brook Primary School recognises that changes in the school environment and the introduction of a sun safety policy can help pupils reduce their lifetime sun exposure and potential risk for skin cancer.
Royles Brook Primary School aims to adopt sun safe habits such as avoiding excessive sun exposure during peak hours, using shade and wearing cover up clothing.
Royles Brook Primary School will continue to encourage sun hats in school colours
as part of the school uniform.
THE ROLE OF SCHOOL STAFF
• To encourage parents to provide pupils with their own suncream for use on sunny days
• Encourage parents to provide a sunscreen of SPFof 15 or greater
• Allow time during school for the application of sunscreen, by the children
• Encourage parents to ensure that their children have appropriate cover up clothing such as hats and T shirts
• Add the use of sunscreen reminders to permission slips for outdoor trips and events
• Each year incorporate age appropriate sun safety messages PHSE lessons
• Send information on sun safety in school newsletters home to parents
• Encourage children to use shaded areas. Provide shade in the playground.
• Encourage pupils without cover up clothing to stay in the shade
• Build sun safe partnerships with parents staff and the community
• Encourage staff and pupils to be role models for younger pupils
THE ROLE OF PARENTS
• Parents are asked to support and encourage the schools sun safe policy
• To apply appropriate SPF of 15 or greater sunscreen prior to attending school
• To provide appropriate sunscreen for their child to use themselves before playtimes and school trips
• Parents are asked to set good examples by adopting safe sun habits