We do not have a nurse based at the school, but work closely with nursing and other health professionals. If you would like to discuss your child’s medical needs with either a nurse or a doctor please contact the office for details. We have a number of qualified first aid members of staff in school. If your child has an accident at school, he/she will be treated immediately. If an injury is serious, we may take your child to hospital for treatment or call an ambulance. You will be informed if this happens. You will always receive a First Aid slip indicating the nature of your child’s injury and the treatment provided.
On very rare occasions, we may ask you to come to school to collect your child because of illness.
If your child is ill or suffering from a contagious disease please do not send him or her to school; this will assist in preventing the illness spreading to others. When a child has suffered sickness or diarrhea, they should remain off school for 48 hours from the last occurrence.
Seek advice from your GP or school if you are uncertain, alternatively consult the Health Protection Agency chart below:
From time to time, some students are found to have head lice. We ask that you regularly check your child’s hair. We will inform you if we notice that your child has head lice. Please treat your child at home as soon as you are made aware. Further advice is available from school or your local pharmacist.
Medicines in school
We would prefer your child not to bring medicines to school but if, under the instruction of a doctor, this is unavoidable please make sure it is carefully labeled only by the pharmacy, clearly showing your child’s name, dose and time to be taken and send the medicine in original packaging. The school cannot give children non-prescribed medicines. You will be sent a form to complete for any regularly administered medication.
It is vitally important that you inform the school immediately if your child suffers from any known allergy, and provide information about the cause and the symptoms of the allergic reaction.
Asthma & Inhalers
The effect of asthma can be frequently underestimated. It is a serious condition and it is essential that parents inform the school if their child suffers from asthma. You will be asked to complete separate documentation. Please ensure that your child comes to school each day with their inhaler and that the inhaler is in date.