Not every member of staff can administer medicine in school. In exceptional circumstances arrangements can be made for 'trained' staff to administer medicines prescribed by a doctor in school to children with long-term medical conditions. Parents may come into school to administer medicine to their own child. Children are allowed to bring inhalers into school only if they are able to self-administer them. All inhalers should be clearly labelled with the child's name.
Some members of staff are qualified first-aiders. Teaching Assistants and Midday Supervisors will treat minor accidents in school; first-aiders will be involved when necessary. Accidents where children receive first aid treatment are logged in an Accident Book. A record of the accident is always sent home with the child. If a child has an injury that requires medical treatment from a doctor or the hospital, a specific form is filled in and sent to the LA Health and Safety Department.
Where possible, we would appreciate it if you could avoid arranging medical or dentist appointments for your child during the school day. If your child has an appointment with the doctor, dentist, optician, etc, which involves release from lessons, please arrange in advance to collect your child from school.
When your child is unwell with a temperature, please do not send them to school. Children are expected to attend if they have symptoms of the common cold such as a runny nose or a cough. Telephone the school to let us know about the absence on the first day before 9.30am. On your child's return to school please send a letter explaining their absence. It is very important that we know where to contact you during the day in case your child becomes ill or has an accident. Please make sure you tell us if your home or work telephone numbers change.
Our school nurse visits the school on a regular basis. If you have any concerns regarding your child's health, please visit the school office to make an appointment to see the nurse.