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Illness and medication 

At some point your child will no doubt be unwell and you will have to keep him or her off school.

When this happens please telephone school as soon as possible, but preferably prior to 9.00am, to let us know that your child will not be in school. It is very helpful if you can tell us what the matter is as we can spot if there is a particular illness going round- 01752812245

If your child has been vomiting or had diarrhoea we would ask you to keep him/her at home until they have been well for twenty four hours.

Doctors frequently advise that children can attend school whilst requiring medication, either because they are suffering from a chronic illness or allergy, or because they are recovering from a short term illness and are undergoing a course of treatment needing antibiotics. 

We have a comprehensive policy for the administration of all medicines.  If your child needs medication, please bring the medicine to the office staff where our procedures will be explained to you.

Inhalers

If your child suffers from asthma we would ask you to complete the appropriate form (available from the office staff) and supply us with an inhaler, which we will keep in your child’s classroom.  A register which records each child’s individual requirements is in place in school.  Children will take inhalers with them whenever they go on a school trip.  

Accidents and Illness in school

We have many trained Paediatric First Aiders and all staff have training in basic First Aid.  We also have comprehensive policies and procedures to ensure the safety of your child. 

If your child becomes ill or has an accident whilst they are in school and we feel that he or she needs either further medical attention or to go home, we will contact you so that you can arrange for your child to be collected.

The policies are available in school.

IN CASE OF ACCIDENT OR ILLNESS IT IS VITAL THAT WE HAVE UP TO DATE HOME/WORK AND MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR YOU AND YOUR DESIGNATED CONTACTS