The health and welfare of the children is monitored closely. We have numerous members of staff trained in First Aid to look after any child who becomes sick or injured whilst at school. Parents and carers will be informed immediately if we think a child is too unwell to stay in school. If your child is unwell in the morning, it is advisable that he/she should stay at home until fully recovered, as we have no facilities for looking after sick children.
When in Reception every child is given a sight and hearing check-up.
In general, there are three main sets of circumstances where school staff may be required to support pupils with medical needs or conditions.
a) Cases where pupils recovering from a short-term illness are well enough to return to school, but are receiving a course of prescribed medication such as antibiotics;
b) Cases of chronic illness or long-term complaints, such as asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy, which may require an individual health care plan;
c) Children with a specific special medical need who require an individual or emergency health care plan.
Prescription medicines will not administered unless they have been prescribed for a child by a doctor, dentist, nurse or pharmacist (medicines containing aspirin will only be given if prescribed by a doctor).
Medicine (both prescription and non-prescription) will only be administered to a child where written permission for that particular medicine has been obtained from the child’s parent and/or carer.
Non-prescription medication e.g. pain and fever relief or teething gel will only be administered when there is a health reason to do so.