Medication is not normally administered in school. Children can take their own medication (eg inhalers etc) which should be clearly labelled and looked after by the class teacher or kept by the children in their trays.
If a child is ill enough to require medication then usually he or she should remain at home. If your child is finishing a course of medication that is ‘three times per day’ then it can be given before school, after school and at bedtimes, not in school. Equally, if a child cannot go out to play then they will need to remain at home – there is no supervision available for children to stay in at play.
Sunscreen can be applied in the morning by parents. It cannot be applied by staff.
Childhood diseases such as ringworm or head lice are common occurrences in school. Children may bring home notes alerting parents to outbreaks. If your child has live head lice then parents may be rung and asked to pick up their child and clear the head lice – easily done with a special comb. Information about head lice is available through the school or the school nurse.
The school has several qualified first aiders on site and all our support staff have had first aid training There is always a first aid box available at playtimes and first aid is also available in the office. Parents are advised that we are limited as to what first aid we can administer (eg no antiseptic etc). Parents will be notified if their child is injured in school.
Parents MUST ensure that we have a current phone number and emergency contact number that we can call in the event of an emergency..to register your details please fill out this form.