It is vital that the school is informed about any medical conditions your child may have. The school has a very sympathetic and understanding attitude to children who have health or medical needs.
If your child has a condition such as epilepsy, diabetes, heart condition, extreme allergies (suffers from anaphylactic shock), it is essential to make an appointment with the Headteacher to discuss the management of this during the school day.
Parents of children with food allergies must meet with the kitchen staff prior to starting school dinners to complete a dietary request form together. This can be organised through the school office.
Medication will only be given at school if the correct form is completed (available from the school office). Medicine must be brought to the school office and collected by a parent/guardian. It has to be clearly labelled with name, dose and storage needs stated. If a spoon is necessary, it must be provided. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure changes to dose are notified and that medication is within the expiry date.
Apart from conditions needing hospitalisation or emergency treatment on site, the school is only permitted to administer the most basic first aid.
Schools are not permitted to:
- Use antiseptic creams or liquids.
- Take out splinters using a needle or tweezers.
- Administer paracetamol for headaches and other conditions.
- Probe and remove particles of dirt out of wounds (we will of course wash and seek to clean a wound as far as we are able to.)
- Treat eye injuries or infections.
Parents will be notified by phone if deemed necessary, e.g. a knock to the head. In this case, a letter is sent home to parents for information.
Please ensure you check your child’s hair regularly for headlice and treat immediately if necessary. If a case of headlice becomes apparent in your child’s class, the school will send a text to the parents of the class informing them to undergo extra checks.