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Medical appointments

We ask that you do your best to make medical/dental /orthodontist appointments out of school time.

If these cannot be avoided children will only be allowed to leave the school building if collected by an adult. Their appointment card or letter will need to be shown to the receptionist.

Medicines

Medicines should only be brought to school when essential; that is where it would be detrimental to a child’s health if the medicine were not administered during the school day. The School only accepts medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber or pharmacist prescriber. Medicines should always be provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include the prescriber’s instructions for administration and dosage.                                                             

Medicines will never be accepted that have been taken out of the container as originally dispensed nor changes made to dosages on parental instructions.

Medicines are kept in a fridge out of the reach of children. 

Medical conditions

If your child suffers with an allergy or any chronic condition, it is very important that we know all about it.  We will need to meet with you and possibly the school nurse to put a medical protocol in place, which will be displayed at key points around the school.

The supply, possession and administration of some medicines are controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act and its associated regulations. Some may be prescribed as medicine for use by children, e.g. methylphenidate.

First Aiders may administer a controlled drug to the child for whom it has been prescribed, according to the prescription instructions. 

Children with asthma, who need regular treatment, must keep their asthma pumps in their classroom so they are close to hand. Please ensure asthma pumps are named and in date.

Keeping us informed about your child's absence

If your child is unwell please do not bring them to school. If they have suffered from diarrhoea or sickness please keep them at home for 48 hours to prevent the further  spread of infection.

Please phone the school office to explain why your child is unable to attend school. On their return please send in a letter confirming the reasons for absence. This information is essential for us to comply with our legal obligation to record absenteeism.

Illness whilst at school

Occasionally your child may become unwell in school, in the first instance we will offer TLC, but if they are too unwell to be in school we will call you.   We will contact you via the telephone numbers you have given us. Please help us by filling in this information on the admission form and keeping us up to date if your contact numbers change.

Our qualified first aiders deal with minor injuries. You will always be informed of a bump to the head or face or an injury to the genital area.

 

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