Health & Medicine
If your child has an allergy or medical need which requires medication, either short term (e.g., antibiotics) or long term (i.e., asthma inhalers), these can be administered by the school office staff who are trained first aiders. Parents will need to complete a medicines consent form or have an approved healthcare plan created. Please do not send in any form of medication unless previously discussed with the school office. For further information, please read our Supporting Children with Medical Conditions policy.
The problem of head lice is always with us. There is no provision for checking children’s heads, so we advise that you check your child’s head regularly. If you do find head lice, we ask that you inform the school so that we can alert other parents. If we see live lice on your child, we will ask that you take him/her home to be treated. For more advice on this continual problem look at www.onceaweektakeapeek.com.
Minor injuries are dealt with by school office staff who have been first aid trained. At lunchtimes minor injuries are dealt with by midday supervisors and play leaders (first aid trained). If staff consider that the injury needs further medical attention, we will contact a parent. In the case of serious injury that requires immediate medical attention an ambulance will be called, and parents contacted.
It is vitally important that the school holds the most up to date contact details for you on the system so you are fully contactable should any emergency arise.
Sickness and Medical Appointments
If your child becomes unwell during the day, they will be assessed and monitored by the office staff and class teacher. If your child is not well enough to stay at school, we will contact a parent to take the child home.
If you need to take your child out of school during the day for a medical appointment, we ask that you put this in writing by emailing the school office with a copy of the appointment letter before the day of the appointment if possible or bring the appointment letter/medical appointment text message with you when coming to collect your child to show to the school office staff. After a medical appointment, please bring your child to the school office when they return.
All children sustaining a head bump will receive a completed head bump letter informing parents of the date, time and nature of the bump, stating how it was received and what treatment was given. We inform parents when a child bumps their head so that parents can keep an eye on their child once they get home from school. This is because it is possible for a more serious internal injury to occur with no obvious symptoms for several hours.
If your child should bump their head whilst at school, we will take one of the following actions:
- Where the bump is considered minor and give no cause for concern, a standard text will be sent to the main parental contact, informing them that their child has sustained a bump to the head and to look in the child’s bag for the associated head bump letter.
- Should we have any concerns regarding the injury, a member of staff will telephone the parents to inform them of the injury and advise them of what steps, if any, need to be taken i.e., collect from school for observation at home.
- In the case of a severe bump causing serious concern, the school will immediately call the ambulance service and inform the parents by telephone.