We have a comfortable medical room and a number of fully qualified First Aiders. If a child becomes unwell, bumps his or her head, or has a bad accident whilst at school, we will contact you immediately. If a child requires regular medication, a Health Care Plan will be drawn up and signed by parents and the Welfare Assistant.
The more information given to us about children’s health and medical history, the better we can care for them. Whilst we administer long term medication, eg asthma inhalers and hay fever relief, we do not administer antibiotics or painkillers. We ask that parents do not send in any medication with their child. Parents are encouraged to come in and talk about any health matters or concerns with our Welfare Assistant.
When a child is too ill to come to school, we ask that parents telephone or e-mail the school office before 9.15am on the first day of illness. If a child has had an infection, stomach upset or has been vomiting, we ask parents to ensure he/she is free of it for 24 hours before returning to school. The school will inform parents if there is a case of head lice in their child’s class so that everyone can be vigilant and keep a check on their child’s hair.