Medical Matters

Minor accidents are treated in school in accordance with first aid regulations set by the local authority. We have staff trained in paediatric first aid. A note is sent home with any child that needs treatment for a ‘bump’ type injury e.g. falling over and cutting knee. In the event of a more serious accident or illness at school we will inform you as soon as possible. All head injuries are reported to the teacher in charge who will report it to you when a first aid assessment is complete.

Please make sure that we always have up to date information about where you and your family doctor can be contacted. We also need an emergency contact number for when you are unavailable.

Long-Term Medication

If your child is receiving medication for a chronic complaint, please come in and make special arrangements with the Headteacher.

Inhalers

Many of our children use inhalers and we request that an additional one is kept in school at all times. Please ensure that you have notified the school through the admissions form and that their inhaler is clearly marked. We expect parents to update their child’s inhaler as and when required.

Illness

If children tell us they are unwell at school we will monitor them carefully but will generally only send them home if they are actually sick or have diarrhoea, a temperature or a rash. If your child is ‘under the weather’ when they get up but has no actual symptoms of illness, please bring them in to school and ask us to monitor them. We can contact you immediately if symptoms do develop and quite often, once into an exciting day, aches and pains are forgotten.

School staff are not permitted to administer short term medication prescribed by your Doctor or supplied by you except in very exceptional circumstances. If the doctor considers them fit for school, parents need to make arrangements with the office to come into school to administer the medication.

If your child has been sick or had diarrhoea due to a virus, please keep them at home for 48 hours after the symptoms subside. Infections of this kind can spread very quickly where young children are concerned. (If your child has a medical condition that includes sickness, please speak to Headteacher to make special arrangements)

Please check your child’s head every week for head lice. If you are unfortunate enough to find any please treat the whole family immediately and inform us at school so we can send out discreet, no name, letters to other families. Our school nurse will be able to advise on this problem if it keeps reoccurring. Please also inform us if your child has threadworm.

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