If your child is unwell please contact school to let us know that they will not be in leaving a reason for the absence. It is really important that you contact us, as with many of our children walking or biking to school we need to ensure that they are safe. If we have not heard from you by 10.00 am, we will follow county procedure to contact you to establish why your child is not in school.
I am sure you can understand that within the school environment contagious diseases and virus's can spread easily. It is to protect your child that procedures, such as keeping your child at home for 48 hours following sickness and diarrhoea, are enforced. We will do our best to notify parents if there are any nasty bugs doing the rounds at school, though understandably coughs and colds are to be expected.
If your child returns to school with antibiotics, these cannot be given to your child unless you complete a medicine form. One can be downloaded and printed or alternatively you can obtain one from Mrs Ford in the school office. We cannot give any medicine within school, without a signed medicine form. Calpol can only be administered within school if it has been prescribed by a doctor, over the counter Calpol can not be given (unless your child is in Reception). Medicines will be kept either in the fridge or the locked medicine cabinet in the medical room, which ever is appropriate.
If your child has a chronic medical condition, such as Asthma, again a medicine form will need to be completed for the medicine to be on site. Asthma inhalers are kept with the child, and they can access them as necessary. The children are encouraged to self administer as is age appropriate, but all are supported in doing so. We have children with a range of health needs are staff are very experienced in administering medicine as is necessary within school.
If your child does have a medical condition or health need it is important that you let us know so that we are aware of any specific needs or concerns and can monitor as is appropriate. Parents should complete a Health Care Plan sharing this information, including steps to take in an emergency. This form can be downloaded and printed or alternatively can be obtained from Mrs Ford in the school office.
It is essential that you notify school of any allergies, especially if the child requires an Epi-pen. They should have an Epi-pen on site and staff are trained to administer them.
Children whose hair is longer than shoulder length, should have it tied up to help prevent head lice. If cases of head lice are found in school, we would ask via the newsletter to be more vigilant in checking your child's hair. However, we would always recommend checking you child's hair on a weekly basis.
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