Medical Needs

Medical Conditions

It is very important that you advise the school if your child suffers from any allergies, including food-diagnosed allergies, or from any other medical condition including asthma.  The school will arrange a medical planning meeting where we can record the details of your child’s medical needs, any treatment they require and what we should do in case of an emergency.

Please do let us know if your child has an infectious illness such as rubella, conjunctivitis, head lice, impetigo, measles, mumps or ringworm.

Medication

If your child is taking antibiotics, it is usually best that they are looked after at home.  However, if they are recovering, have had at least 48 hours of the medication administered at home, and just need to complete the course, this can be arranged via the school office providing the parent has sought the permission of the Headteacher and has filled out and signed the necessary form.

The school is only able to store and administer medication which has been prescribed by a doctor for your child.  If your child requires prescribed medication during the school day, please contact the office who can provide you with the necessary forms and arrange a medical planning meeting if appropriate.

School Nurse

The School Nurse visits the school regularly and is always available to meet parents by arrangement.  Children are given height, weight and dental checks at various intervals in their primary school career.

Asthma

Please let the office staff and teacher know if your child has asthma.  We have a storage place for inhalers. Please clearly name any inhalers.  Inhalers are always taken on trips.

Head Lice

Unfortunately, part of school life is getting to know head lice, so please check your child’s head regularly! We recommend you adopt the preventative ‘bug busting’ technique of regular combing with conditioner using a fine-toothed comb which is available from most chemists.

Illness During the Day

If your child becomes ill or has an accident during the day, we will always contact you, having taken the necessary steps ourselves to ensure your child is safe and cared for.  We have several trained first aiders on the staff.

It is vital that we have your up-to-date contact numbers at all times, particularly mobile telephone numbers, and that someone is able, if necessary, to take your children home.