Please keep the school up to date with any medical needs for your child (eg nut allergies, asthma), and ensure all appropriate medication is in date and handed in at the school office.
What do I do if my child is prescribed medication?
Any medication needs to be handed in by an adult to the school office (a form must be completed and signed). The school office staff will ensure your child takes the medication at the directed time. The school office will only give antibiotics if the dose is for four times a day. Some prescribed medicine may not be given for the following reasons:
1. Where the timing of the dose is vital and where mistakes could lead to serious consequences.
2. Where medical or technical expertise is required.
3. Where intimate contact would be necessary.
What happens if my child has a medical/dental appointment?
Wherever possible, appointments should be made outside of the school day. We appreciate that this is more difficult with hospital appointments. Where this is not possible and you have had to make an appointment during the school day, please inform the school office by email or phone call stating the date and time of the appointment. In most cases, your child will be able to attend school around the appointment and won’t have to miss a full day of school. The school office requires evidence of either seeing a text (can be a screenshot) or copy of hospital letter (emailed or shown to a member of office staff) for all hospital or dental appointments which involves your child being collected early or coming in later to school. This to ensure that we issue the correct attendance code for when pupils are absent from school.
How long before my child can return to school after an illness?
With sickness and diarrhoea children must leave a 48 hour period of time before returning to school. Other illnesses depend on the individual circumstance and in some cases a doctor’s note may be required.