In the case of a child being taken ill in school, it is usual to contact a parent so that the child can return to the comfort of home.
Staff can administer medications upon the completion of a medication form which the parent has to sign. No medication will be administered by a member of staff unless the relevant forms have been signed and authorised by the head teacher or senior teacher. There are some exceptions, for example, long term treatment for asthma which can be taken by the child supervised by a teacher.
You may come into school to administer medication if this is necessary and the doctor is prepared to allow the child to attend school.
The school has access to a local health authority school nurse who visits school on a regular basis. Apart from dealing with the general health of children she also conducts hearing tests as well as health interviews. The school nurse also talks to groups and classes about health education.
It is vital that our contact information for parents is kept up to date so that you can be contacted should your child become ill whilst at school.
The school is very keen to help families where there are children with long term or more serious medical conditions. Please discuss any issues with the Headteacher.
Parents should inform school by 8.50 a.m.if your child is going to be absent that day. All unreported absences will be investigated.
The school should be notified if your child contacts an infectious disease: Chicken Pox, Diphtheria, Dysentery, Food Poisoning, German Measles, Measles, Mumps Scarlet Fever, Scarletina, Whooping Cough or Influenza.