ILLNESS IN SCHOOL
If your child is taken ill in school or has an accident, you will be contacted. For this reason it is vital that if you change your address or telephone number, or work details, you let us know immediately.
If your child has been absent from school with an upset stomach leading to vomiting or diarrhoea, then then they must not return to school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.
MEDICINE IN SCHOOL
The administration of medicines is primarily the responsibility of parents and carers. Wherever possible, medicine should be given to children before or after school, but if a child needs to take medicine during the day, parents are welcome to come into school and administer it. Pupils should not keep medication in their pockets/bags.
In exceptional circumstances, and for prescribed medicines only, school staff can administer some medication. Requests should be made to the office and permission given in writing. Our Medicine at School Policy gives details of the procedures in place should prescribed medication need to be administered by staff. In cases that involve potentially more complex needs such as diabetes, we request that parents/carers meet with us to discuss in more detail how we can provide support.
If your child suffers from asthma, a named inhaler and clear written instructions relating to its use must be provided. Inhalers are kept in the classrooms and children have access to their inhaler at any time they may need them.
To read the Medicines in School Policy, please click on the link below. If you have any queries, please contact the school office.
Please click on the page link below for further information.
IS MY CHILD WELL ENOUGH FOR SCHOOL?
For links to NHS advice on childhood illnesses, please click on the page link below.