Children requiring medication during the school day, should have adequate supplies sent into school and these should be in the original labelled bottles / boxes from the pharmacy. A consent form will need to be signed and will require updating on a regular basis if there are any changes to medication. Forms can be obtained from the school.
Bottles must be securely wrapped to avoid breakages. Parents may need to ask the doctor for an extra prescription so that adequate supplies may be kept in school and for home use.
School cannot use prescribed medication that does not show the name of the child on the prescription label and/or where the use by date has elapsed.
If your child becomes unwell at school, it may be necessary for them to go home. We ask that parents/carers provide the school with emergency contact details for this purpose and make themselves available to collect their child from school. Children may not be allowed onto home school transport by the provider and parents will need to make their own arrangements for collections.
If a child is unwell or has an acute infection, we require that they remain at home as we do not have the facilities to care for sick children within the school away from other children.
Where a parent/carer knows that they are keeping a child at home due to medical reasons we ask parents/carers to cancel their child’s home to school transport and contact us as soon as possible by telephone. When a pupil is absent from school for any reason, we would expect a note explaining the reason for the absence on his/her return to school. School may contact you to discuss your child’s absence.
If your child needs to be taken directly to hospital parents/carers will be notified immediately and arrangements made for ambulance transport. It is vitally important that school has two telephone contact numbers through which parents/carers may be contacted in the event of an emergency.
If a child has been sick or has had viral diarrhoea, in line with NHS advice they should remain at home for at least 48 hours to ensure that the infection has cleared.
For any medical concerns parents should contact their own doctor or the school nurse in the first instance.
Accidental Injury in School
If a child sustains an accidental injury in school, our nurse/first aiders will advise us on the best course of action to take. If the injury is minor, parents/carers will be informed by telephone or by a letter/first aid slip being sent home. If the injury is more serious parents will be informed immediately by telephone. Should the child need to be taken to hospital, arrangements will be made, and parents/carers will be informed.
Continence Management Materials
Any child using incontinence padding or nappies and requiring toileting during the school day will need a supply of nappies wipes kept in school provided by the parents/carers. These should be sent into school each week.