Telephone: 01992 854065
First Aid Notification
From Monday 21st November 2016 we will be changing the way we inform you of your child’s visits to the welfare room.
For all minor/slight injuries you will receive a text that will say:
Your child has been given first aid treatment today for a minor injury. (Child’s Name) is fine and we felt you should be informed.
If your child receives a bump to the head or groin injury then you will receive a red form giving details of the injury and a text message that says:
Your child has received first aid treatment today for a bumped head or groin injury and has been given a red letter. Please look in (Child’s Name) bag. Thank you.
If your child’s injury is serious you will automatically receive a telephone call from Mrs Bertorelli or Mrs Warren.
Parents are asked to keep us informed of any changes to their child's health that might affect their well-being at school. It is important that we are aware of conditions such as asthma, epilepsy, allergies, hearing or sight impairments, diabetes or eczema.
Illness and medicines
Should your child be taken ill or have an accident at school, we will make every effort to contact you immediately. There is an annual form for you to complete to keep us up to date with any changes to your address, phone number and emergency contact numbers. Please tell the Welfare Officer if your child has been prescribed medication. Medicines should not be left with your child in the classroom. The school can only administer prescribed medicines in certain circumstances by prior agreement with the school office. Over the counter medicines should not be sent into school at any time – this includes throat sweets etc.
Attendance and progress are closely linked. If your child has a mild illness such as a cough, cold or headache, please send them in to school. We will monitor them and contact you if we feel they need to go home.
If your child is unwell and is staying at home, please contact the school on that day.
Telephone: 01992 854065 - Welfare direct line
01992 764087 - School Office
You may be asked for medical evidence for lengthy absences or regular illnesses.
If your child develops sickness/diarrhoea, they should avoid direct contact with others until 48 hours after the symptoms have gone. They should not be sent back to school until this symptom free time has elapsed, as they may still be able to pass the virus to others. Following these precautions will help to limit the spread of the virus around the school.
Head Lice and Threadworms
Unfortunately, all schools experience head lice and threadworm outbreaks from time to time. We ask all parents to remain vigilant, performing checks at home regularly (especially at the beginning and end of terms), encouraging good hand washing habits at home (after using the toilet and before eating), and making arrangements for treatment quickly in order to minimise spread.
To help prevent outbreaks, longer hair should be tied back at school, and children are asked to wash their hands before eating and after using the toilet. Although we have hand gel available at school, this is not a substitute for good hand washing habits, and will not remove threadworm eggs from little hands!