September 2020 – COVID 19 letter from the Principal and guidance literature from Public Health Dorset and NHS Track and Trace.
Medicine – If your child requires medication while at school (NB: we can only administer prescribed medication from the GP that is required to be given 4 times a day – We are unable to give Calpol/Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Piriton etc, unless a School Care Plan is in place. Please complete the form below and send in to school along with the medication (clearly labelled in a plastic bag with a medicine spoon). Please hand to a member of staff on door duty in the morning. We can not administer any medication unless the form is received.
Asthma / Inhalers – The same applies to inhalers – please complete the form below and send into school with your child’s inhaler, clearly labelled with their name (please supply in a labelled small plastic box for easy storage) – If your child is a regular user of their inhaler we would suggest you ask your GP for a spare that can be left at the school.
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.
Below is some useful information on childhood illnesses and infections
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.
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.