Medical Matters 2018-01-10T07:38:58+00:00

Medical Matters

Medical Needs

If your child has a particular medical condition and/or requires regular medication (including asthma) please fill in an Individual Health Care Plan. This will ensure that all staff involved in the supervision of your child are appropriately briefed.

Medicines

Children must not carry medicines with them apart from inhalers for Junior pupils, (which should be clearly named). Inhalers for Infant children are looked after by the class teacher.

If your child needs to take medicine during the day, you are welcome to come into school and administer it.

First Aid Certificates are held by most members of staff who are able to administer basic medical treatment.

Sickness

Please do not send your child back to school within forty eight hours of them having had diarrhoea or sickness. This is Department of Health policy as outlined in ‘Guidance on infection control in schools and nurseries’. To prevent the spread of infection we will send any child home who returns to school within 48 hours of having had diarrhoea or sickness, inline with the Health Protection Agency guidance.

Head Lice

Outbreaks of Head lice can be easily eradicated by regular checking and treating where necessary.   They are spread by close contact so we advise children with long hair to tie it back.

Illness – At school:

If your child becomes ill at school we will use the phone numbers you have given us to contact someone who can take your child home. Parents should keep the school informed of changes to telephone number and emergency contacts.

Illness – At home:

Please do not send your child to school if he or she is unwell. In cases of serious illness or accident we will act in loco-parentis to seek urgent medical aid and will contact you as soon as possible.

Injuries

Accidents to pupils are dealt with quickly and sensitively by staff who hold a first aid certificate. Details are recorded and, when deemed appropriate, parents are contacted.