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Medicines:

Please find below details of our current policy. Our policy is based on Local Authority guidance namely the ‘Guidance on Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions, September 2014’ The important message is: medicines should only be taken 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.

  1. A request must be made by parents to the head teacher for prescribed medicine (including medicine for asthma) to be administered OR for their child to self administer their medicine at school. Relevant forms can be obtained from the school office.
  2. The school will only accept medicines which have been prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse practitioner or pharmacist prescriber.
  3. The school will only accept medicine that is provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist with the prescriber’s instructions for administration and dosage.
  4. The school will NOT accept medicines that have been taken out of the container as originally dispensed nor make changes to the dosages on parental instructions.
  5. Parents should only ask for medicines to be administered if they cannot be taken out of school hours, namely in excess of a morning, teatime and bedtime administration cycle.

 

 

Water Bottles:

Please encourage your child to bring in a labelled bottle of water every day as it is an important refreshment to aid their concentration.

 

Headlice:

The procedure for dealing with headlice is detailed below:

  1. If a child is found to have headlice, on that day, a phone call will be made to the child’s parents to inform them. Children will be then allowed to be taken out of school immediately for treatment. After treatment the child can be returned to school (it is important that the child is re-treated after the first application in order to eradicate head lice). Please note it is not expected that a child is taken out of school.
  2. The class teacher will inform all parents of headlice in their child’s class by distributing a standard headlice notification letter. The letter simply asks for parents to check their child’s hair.
  3. A text will be sent out via school staff.
  4. Please note as always more advice is available from your local GP and pharmacist.

 

Warts:

If your child has a wart, please can you keep it covered to prevent the virus from spreading.

 

Sickness and Diarrhoea:

Young children are more prone to upset stomachs. If your child has a bout of sickness or diarrhoea, we ask that they remain at home for 48 hours after the last bout. This will help to minimise the risk of other

children becoming prone to the virus.

 

(PLEASE SEE OVERLEAF GUIDANCE THAT WE USE FOR THE HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY.)

 

Accidents:

Please note a bespoke minor injury slip will be distributed when a child suffers an accident which is not believed to be serious. All injuries which cause concern will be followed up via a phone call home. The minor injury letter has a dual purpose it will make you aware if your child has sustained an injury and also provides advice on how you can check that the injury is not becoming worse.

 

Staff Car Parks:

Please can you ensure your child does not walk across our busy and dangerous school car park. Please

remember this car park is for staff and deliveries only.

 

Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings

Prevent the spread of infection by ensuring: routine immunisation, high standards of personal hygiene and practice, particularly handwashing, and maintaining a clean environment. Please contact your local health protection unit (HPU) or visit www.hpa.org.uk if you would like any further advice or information,

including the latest guidance.

 

 

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Sun Safety:

During the times when it is very hot at school please can we request that you apply sun tan lotion to your

child before they come to school. Children should also wear a cap and bring a water bottle to school. Sunglasses are permitted.

 

Children at Risk:

Within our school we have many children with a low level of immunity; therefore we would appreciate it if you could inform us as soon as possible if your child has any of the following conditions: chicken pox,

measles or slapped cheek (parvovirus B19). ‘Health Protection Agency’ (http://www.hpa.org.uk/) guidance states that children with slapped cheek do not need to be kept away from school. However, those that are pregnant (before 20 weeks) should inform whoever is giving antenatal care immediately, as slapped cheek can occasionally affect an unborn child.

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