Please Sign for First Aid Training for All Primary School Teachers

(3 Posts)
CHSP Tue 14-Jun-16 11:16:07

Please sign to make first aid training a requirement for Primary School Teachers. We want to have First Aid Training to create a safer environment for the children in our care. Thank you. Please share and pass the link on.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131752

Ledeluge Tue 14-Jun-16 11:21:22

Does every primary teacher need it? Is it not sufficient that there are qualified first aiders in every school? Might it make more sense to have TAs trained so teachers can carry on teaching?

I'm not saying it's a terrible idea, just thinking aloud about whether it is essential. Every positive action you take stops you taking a different positive action. I'd want to be sure this was the best use of schools' money and teachers' time before making it compulsory.

Our school does actually train everybody but I'm not sure I think it's essential. I do wonder if it's better to have a few people trained in more depth who keep their skills up to date and get to use them regularly?

noblegiraffe Tue 14-Jun-16 11:25:57

Secondary teachers are also looking after groups of 30 children on their own, why are you only concerned with primary?

My PGCE did include first aid training.

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