Injury or Illness at School
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.
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.
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.
If your child needs to take medication during the school day, we are only able to administer this in exceptional circumstances (i.e. antibiotics that need to be taken four times a day). You will need to complete this Medication Consent Form with details of the medication required and this should be handed to the office.
Sickness and Diarrhoea
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.