we are eager see your child in school each day,
we understand that if he/she is unwell, they should
really be at home. Children with contagious illness
must remain at home. A list of contagious infections
and the time children should be excluded from
school is available in school. Children
taking antibiotics are not usually well enough
to be in school. However, we do administer medicine
to those children on long-term medication, or
at the end of a dose of antibiotics. Medicine
should be clearly marked with the child's name
and handed to Mrs Goodfellow or Mrs Jessup. You
will be given a medication form, which must be
MEDICINES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOMS
Asthma pumps are kept centrally and given to children
according to your instructions. Please ensure
that you have completed a medication form. You
will be contacted from time to time to up date
ILLNESS OR ACCIDENTS IN SCHOOL
Should a child be taken ill in school, the following
procedure will apply: The parent or guardian will
be contacted. If no contact can be made, the child's
Doctor will be contacted, or the clinic if it
is thought necessary. Should hospital attention
be required the school will arrange for the child
to be taken there and a letter left at your address,
if the school has been unable to make telephone
ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE SCHOOL HAS AN EMERGENCY CONTACT
Be sure to complete the contact form and return
it to us.
A member of staff will treat minor accidents and
children will be given a note to inform you so
that you can check the wound. When a child sustains
a bump to the head we will always try to contact
you by telephone.
The School Nurse makes regular visits to school
and children's hearing and vision are checked.
Some children will be called for a medical and
letter from the clinic about this will inform
A dentist carries this out in school, normally
once per year. You will be informed when this
is to take place and may agree or refuse to allow
this check up. No treatment is given, but you
will be informed should it be necessary.
No jewellery should be worn in school. If a bangle
is worn for religious reasons it should be covered
with a sweatband for PE. Children with pierced
ears may only wear plain studs. Earrings must
be removed for PE. Your child's teacher will let
you know when his/her class will be having PE,
as it is not safe for children to wear jewellery
during PE lessons.
Unfortunately outbreaks occur very frequently.
Please help by regularly checking your child's
head and by using a fine-toothed comb. If your
child does appear to have head lice, please treat
them immediately and let us know. The school nurse
will give help and advice; please let us know
if you would like to see her. We follow the LA
guidelines in dealing with cases and are mindful
that children are easily upset and embarrassed,
so we try to be as sensitive as possible in our
handling of this problem.
Children should not bring valuable items to school.
The Education Authority will not accept responsibility
for loss or damage to any personal property.
These are held each term to ensure that the school
can be evacuated in a quick orderly manner should
an emergency arise.
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