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Illness/ Medicines/ First Aid

All children are ill from time to time. If your child becomes unwell in school and we feel they need to go home we will ring you. We must have two contactable numbers in school. If you change your number please inform the school as soon as possible. If your child has had diarrhea and/or vomiting, they have to have 48 hours problem free before returning to school. If you feel your child is not well enough to attend school contact the school office. Open from 8:15am.

Essential medication will only be given at school if we have written permission from the parent or guardian. Forms are available at the office. The child’s name must be on prescribed medicines along with instructions on administration clearly shown.

Medication will be kept in a locked cupboard in the first aid room; inhalers will be kept in the teacher’s cupboard within the classroom, these will be taken out on school trips. Please clearly label any medication with your child’s name. Parents must ensure any medication is kept ‘in date’.

A particular troublesome problem! Parents are asked to be vigilant. Please notify the school if you find that your child has headlice. This information will be treated confidentially. A text will be sent home to all parents and carers to alert them of the need for extra care.

Head lice and nits – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

First Aid
The majority of school staff are first aid trained. First aiders will tend to minor injuries. Your child will be sent home with a first aid note and/or you will be verbally told. If a child has a bump to the head (skull), two members of staff will check the head, a first aid form will be completed and the child will wear a sticker to alert all staff during the rest of the day. For facial injuries, first aid will be given and the child will be checked 1 hour after first aid was given. If your child becomes unwell or has a significant injury at school, we will contact you to discuss options.