Health Matters

Illness and injury at school and home

Keeping children safe and healthy is very important and part of the school/home partnership. On this page we outline our procedures should your child become ill or suffer any injuries at school and detail what we ask of you if your child should suffer an injury or become ill at home. We have also included details about common illnesses and conditions that might affect your child during their time at Woodbridge Primary School.

If your child is ill please call the school's absence line

01394 382516 #1

This is a 24hr answerphone line and is checked every morning at the beginning of the school day.

Please leave the following information:
*Child’s full name
*Child’s year group
*Reason for absence

You must ring the school absence line every day that your child is absent

Injury

If your child sustains a minor injury at school, such as a bumped head or a grazed knee, we will apply an ice pack / offer a sticking plaster. In the case of a bumped head, your child will receive a bumped head form to indicate the area they bumped. This will also give guidance on certain signs to watch for.

Illness

If your child falls ill at school we will telephone to advise you of the situation and ask you how you would like to proceed. We may ask you to come in an assess your child and decide whether you think your child is able to stay at school or whether you feel they should go home.

If your child vomits or has diarrhoea in school we will telephone you and ask you to collect your child immediately. Children who vomit or have diarrhoea in school must not return to school until 48hrs has passed since the last incidence of vomiting or diarrhoea.

If your child vomits or has diarrhoea at home please call the school’s absence line and keep your child at home. Children who vomit or have diarrhoea out of school must not return to school until 48hrs has passed since the last incidence of vomiting or diarrhoea.

Medication at School

Should your child need special medication to be kept permanently in school i.e. inhalers or Epi Pens (Emergency adrenaline auto injectors  – AAIs) we require an Individual Care Plan issued by the prescribing person e.g. doctor,hospital etc. This is on the advice of the School Nursing Team.

Chicken Pox

If your child contracts chicken pox please alert the school and keep your child away from school until the last spot has scabbed over.

When the school is alerted of a case of chicken pox we will e-mail the parents of that child’s class to inform them that a case of chicken pox has been reported.

This factsheet may be helpful to you.

Head Lice

If your child has head lice please alert the school. Your child may still attend school.

When the school is alerted to a case head lice we will e-mail the parents of that child’s class to inform them that a case of head lice has been reported.

This factsheet can provide guidance on how to identify and treat head lice.

Threadworms

If your child has threadworms please alert the school. Your child may still attend school.

When the school is alerted to a case of threadworms we will e-mail the parents of that child’s class to inform them that a case of threadworms has been reported.

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