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Illness/Medicines

ILLNESS

Children should be kept at home if they are unwell as they will recover more quickly and avoid the spread of diseases further. Our staff are only trained to provide immediate first aid. If an emergency arises and it is necessary to send a child to hospital, we will make contact with you as soon as we can.

It is imperative that the school has the home telephone number for each child and also a contact number in case of emergency. Please keep your details up to date.

In accordance with Health Protection Agency guidleines, the following list of some of the most communicable diseases and skin infections will give you an idea of how long affected children should be kept away from school. Please visit www.hpa.org.uk if you would like any further advice or information.

Disease

Recommended period to be kept away from school

Chickenpox

Five days from onset of rash

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting

48 hours from last episode of diarrhea or vomiting

German Measles

Six days from onset of rash

Impetigo

Until lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after commencing antibiotic treatment

Measles

Four days from onset of rash

Mumps

Exclude child for five days after onset of swelling

MEDICINES IN SCHOOL

Medicines should not be brought in to school unless absolutely necessary and must be handed into the school office where a signed ‘Parental Agreement for School to Administer Medicine’  form should be completed and signed. Alternatively, you can download this form here.The member of staff administering the medication will complete a ‘Record of Medicines Administered’ form.

All medicines must be collected from the school office by a parent at the end of the day.

Children's inhalers are kept in the classrooms and are taken on all school trips.  Please make sure that inhalers are in date and are clearly labelled with your child’s name.  It is really useful for the school to know of any triggers, please complete an ‘Asthma Form’, available to download here or you can collect one from the school office.

HEADLICE

Children's hair is no longer checked for head lice by the medical authorities and the school staff are not permitted to check childrens' hair.

Outbreaks occasionally occur and it is important that parents are vigilant in carrying out regular checks at home and we ask that you inform the school immediately if you do find head lice so that we can advise parents, and hopefully limit the spread of the problem.