It is important that the school is aware of any medical condition that may affect your child during the school day. This may include information on allergies ie. anaphylactic, Asthma or eyesight.
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From time to time minor incidents such as cuts and abrasions etc. will occur. The staff at the school will deal with these by cleaning the cut and if necessary applying a plaster. Please ensure you advise if your child is allergic to plasters. Parents are expected to check under the plaster when the child returns home from school. In the case of a child becoming ill at school, parents/ guardians will be contacted. You will be notified if your child has any fall involving a bang on the head.
A ‘Permission to Administer Medications’ form must be completed.
Children are not permitted to keep medication in their own possession (including cough sweets, cold-sore creams and other pharmaceuticals).
Medicines will only be administered at school when it would be detrimental to a child’s health or school attendance not to do so.
Where clinically possible, medicines should be prescribed in dose frequencies that enable them to be taken outside school hours.
School will only accept medicines that are in date, labelled, provided in the original container (for prescribed medicines a pharmacy dispensing label) and include instructions for administration dosage and storage. Medicines must be handed to a member of staff and will be returned to the parent/carer at the end of the day.
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In the case of anaphylaxis, a Care Plan must be completed by our School Nurse. If your child has Asthma our Care Plan form must be completed annually. Where your child may have food allergies these must be backed up with a letter from either the doctor or hospital unless it is for religious reasons. Please ensure the relevant Medical forms are completed and given to the school office.
Infections in school children are common. However, not all infectious diseases are contagious. If you discover that your child has an infectious disease please inform the school immediately, especially in the case of an illness which may affect other children. Please keep your child away from school until he/ she is clear of infection and check with your GP when your child is fit to return to school. If your child has Sickness and Diarrhoea they must not return to school until 48 hours after the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea. Head louse infection is a regular problem in the classroom. Please ensure you check your child regularly and treat as necessary.
Where possible please make medical appointments out of school hours or during the holidays. We understand that this is not always possible but appointments during school time cause disruption to the class.
Safety of our children is our top priority, and we take a systematic and robust approach to the issue at the school. All staff, governors and any adult in regular contact with pupils at the school are DBS checked. We have strong “eSafety” guidelines, including a home-school agreement around safe Internet usage. All school Internet usage is filtered through DfE approved service providers to ensure appropriate content controls are in place.
For more information, please review our safeguarding policy.