Your child spends more time at school than anywhere else except home. Schools can have a major effect on children’s health.
There are a number of common health traps at schools and it is in the interests of our children for us to work with our schools to minimize the risk.
With hundreds of children gathered in one place day after day, schools are a breeding ground for illness and the spread of disease. Any mother will attest to the fact that once her children start school, they come down with colds passed on from friends and classmates in next-to-no time. Whilst this is part of growing up and in fact helps build healthy immune systems, it is necessary for us to be aware of the health risks at our schools.
Sadly, the highest rates of absenteeism are among low-income students. These children are more likely to fall behind on their work and disengage socially as a result.
The key areas of concern at schools are:
Generally, schools either outsource specialist hygiene and cleaning services or have dedicated staff members who are responsible for the upkeep of the public facilities. School administrators and Governing Body members should be asking the following questions:
We trust that the 2020 school year is off to a good start and look forward to working closely with schools across the country. Give us a call if you would like us to discuss cleaning, hygiene and security for your school.