When your child starts school you will be asked to complete an admissions form. You should complete the section on the admission form which asks you about your child’s medical history. Please complete this section carefully so that we can make sure your child receives the correct medical treatment.
If your child was unwell or injured every effort would be made to contact you by telephone using the emergency contact number on the admission form. In the event of you not being available, we would take whatever action necessary to ensure the welfare of your child, including taking them to hospital for any treatment which might be required.
If your child is not well enough to come to school, keep them at home and telephone as soon as possible to let us know what the problem is and when he/she is likely to return to school. A letter confirming the absence should be sent in with the child on his/her return.
It is important that we know the reasons for absence so that we can complete attendance registers accurately and warn other parents of possible illnesses in school, particularly if they are infectious. If your child has not arrived in school, the office will endeavour to make contact with parents before 10 am on that day.
If your child has an infectious disease you should follow your doctor’s instructions regarding length of quarantine, etc. It helps if you contact school as quickly as possible so that we can inform any “high risk” members of our community.
Whenever possible, appointments of this type should be arranged outside of school hours. If this is not possible, it is important that the class teacher is informed so that the attendance register can be completed correctly.
If you have to collect your child from school during the day, please go to the school office and office staff will arrange for them to be collected from the classroom. Children will not be allowed to leave the premises unless they are accompanied by a parent or another authorised adult.
Under normal circumstances the school nurse will only examine a child if the parents, or the school, feel that there is a valid reason for this to happen. If the school feels that your child would benefit from such a medical examination, you will be contacted in writing and asked to return a permission slip giving permission for your child to attend the examination.
If you discover that your child has head lice, (which is a very common complaint in all schools), you should take advice from the local chemist and treat the problem immediately. Only after your child has been treated should you send them back to school. It is important that parents check their children’s hair regularly and inform the school straight away if they find any trace of head lice.
If you require any further information or have concerns about any health issues, you should contact the school office.