Medication / Sickness

Medication

If your child needs medication in school, you will need to sign a consent form. This form is available to download from our website in the “Parents Forms” section.

Our school Healthcare Assistants are responsible for meeting the medical needs of the children in school with the support of the Primary Care Trust. They are able to administer any medication your child needs throughout the school day after a care plan has been drawn up by a parent/carer. Any medication brought into school must be signed over to a member of staff by a parent/carer or transport escort and must NOT be brought into school in your child’s bag. The care plan and medication forms are available in school or on our school website Medication Information Form

 

Illness and emergency contact

Children should not be sent to school if they are unwell. We appreciate that it is sometimes difficult to make a judgement first thing in the morning but would ask parents to be in reach of a telephone if they send their child to school but are unsure about their fitness to attend. On admission, parents are asked to provide at least two contact numbers in case we need to reach them during the day. It is helpful if any changes to these are notified promptly. If a child should have an accident during the school day, we notify parents as soon as possible and advise of the child’s condition. Where a hospital check is felt necessary, parents are asked either to come and take their child or to meet school staff at the hospital, depending on the nature of any injury. The school Nurse will usually advise the Headteacher about a child’s fitness to attend school and is most likely to make contact with parents over these issues.

If your child suffers from a bout of sickness or diarrhoea they must not return to school for at least 48 hours after the last bout. Please note that in line with Health Protection Guidance, your child will not be able to swim or have hydrotherapy for two weeks following an episode of diarrhoea.