Medical Matters

Illness and Infections

If your child has been absent from school please make sure that they are well before returning, especially if the illness is infectious. Please allow a minimum of 48 hours after sickness or diarrhoea before returning your child to school. If your child is unwell whilst they are at school we will contact you and ask you to collect them.  Please make sure that the school office always has your up to date contact number.

Medicines and Accidents

The only medicines that are regularly administered in school are inhalers for children with asthma and epipens for children with allergies. The school is not legally obliged to administer medicine however if your child has been prescribed medicine by your G.P. to be administered four times a day then we will be happy to give the medication. A form of authorisation will need to be completed by a parent/carer in the school office. All medicine must be given/collected from the school office, we can not pass medicine to children. Asthma inhalers and all medication is kept locked away in the medical room during the school day.

Parents should make the school aware of any serious or long term medical conditions so that a care plan can be completed. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s health please contact the school Mrs Miles who oversees the care arrangements for children with medical needs and first aid provision in school.

Any accidents at school are treated by a trained First Aider, details are recorded via a service called  ‘Medical Tracker’. If your child has sustained an injury where a note would normally be given, you will now receive immediate email notification instead. In the event of a more serious accident, you will be contacted immediately. Please ensure that contact numbers are accurate and kept up-to-date in case of emergencies.

Hearing and Vision

Hearing and vision checks for Reception children are held at the school and parents are notified by letter of their appointment. If you should have any concerns around your child’s hearing/vision please speak to their class teacher or Mrs Miles who can arrange for The School Nursing Team to come and assess your child.

Head Lice

We ask parents to check their children’s hair thoroughly and frequently. If you find that your child has head lice please let us know. We have information on how to deal with this problem and will happily offer advice. If your child should have head lice, once treated and clear of lice and eggs they can return to school.