If your child becomes ill during the school day, parents will be contacted and asked to take their child home. For this reason it is vital we have an up to date emergency telephone number where parents can be contacted during the day. It is recommended that we have details of four contacts in total for each child in case the first two are not available.
If your child is ill and will be absent, you must notify the school by 9.30am via the Studybugs app on the morning of the first day of absence. It is essential that parent are as specific as possible with the reasons behind the absence and that we are made aware if a child has an infectious illness. We also use Studybugs to send outgoing communications with parents around school announcements and events so strongly encourage all parents to download the app.
Children who have had diarrhoea or sickness must not return to school for 48 hours since the last case, as advised by the Health Protection Agency.
If a child has a head injury at school, we will inform you via Studybugs as close to the time as possible. We report every head injury, even from the smallest of bumps, just in case your child may need further care later on in the day. We always endeavour to send a copy of the Head Injury Leaflet home at the end of the day, too as well as sending it electronically via Studybugs.
We are able to administer prescribed medication to your child, e.g. antibiotics, asthma inhalers, emergency medication for anaphylaxis / seizures or long-term medication.
If your child requires medication during school hours please come to the office to complete necessary paperwork.
All medication must be handed to an adult in school for safe storage; do not leave the medication with your child.
Please do not send your child to school with non-prescription medicines including aspirin and throat sweets, these can be dangerous and small children do not appreciate the danger.
For further information please refer to our policy, ‘Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions’.