Accidents and ailments that occur in school are dealt with by members of staff who hold current first aid certificates. If more specialised treatment is necessary, then the parent would be contacted immediately and the child referred to a doctor or the hospital. All reported incidents are recorded in our first aid book in the medical room.
We ask parents to notify us if their child has an infectious disease. If a child is taken ill whilst at school, parents will be contacted and asked to make arrangements to collect their child.
When a child has a bump to the head and it is reported to our first aiders, parents are informed by email that has advice on head bumps and the child will be wearing a sticker to let parents know. In the case of significant head bump injuries, parents would be contacted so they can seek further advice.
Children with high temperatures or stomach upsets should not be sent to school. In the case of sickness and diarrhoea, children should not be sent in to school unless they have had no symptoms for 48 hours and have eaten food.
If a child is unable to do PE, we ask that the parents send in a letter to the class teacher, otherwise the child will be expected to join in PE lessons.
Medicines sent in to school should be prescribed by a doctor.
Before any medicine can be given to a child, the parent must complete a form ( link below) on our website. Antibiotics must be taken regularly and the course of treatment completed, if they are to be effective. If there is a break in treament because parents have not collected the medicine at the end of the school day, we are not able to continue the dosage. Please note, we only administer antibiotics that need to be taken 4 times a day.
Further information can be found by clicking on the link below for our Supporting pupils with medical needs policy