Welfare

Welfare

Medicines

If your child requires medication, either short term (e.g. antibiotics) or long term (i.e. asthma inhalers), these can be administered by the school’s First Aiders, after parents have completed a consent form. Please do not send in any form of medication unless previously discussed with the school office.

Head Lice

The problem of head lice is always with us.  There is no provision for checking children’s heads so we advise that you check your child’s head regularly. If you do find head lice, we ask that you inform the school so that we can alert other parents. If we see live lice on your child, we will inform you so you can treat the lice as soon as possible.

Injuries

Minor injuries are dealt with by First Aiders within the school who have been first aid trained. At lunchtimes minor injuries are dealt with by midday supervisors.  If staff consider that the injury needs further medical attention, we will contact a parent.  In the case of serious injury that requires immediate medical attention an ambulance will be called, and parents contacted.

Sickness and Medical Appointments

If your child is unwell during the day, we will telephone you. If you need to take your child home, we ask you to sign him/her out at the office.

If you need to take your child out of school during the day for a medical appointment, we ask that you put this in writing then come to the school office, where you can sign him/her out. After a medical appointment, please bring your child to the school office when they return so that you can sign them back in.

Head Bumps

If your child should bump their head whilst at school, we will take the following action:

  • Where the bump is considered minor and give no cause for concern, a standard note will be given to the child to give to their parent, informing them that their child has sustained a bump to the head.
  • Should we have any concerns regarding the injury, a member of staff will telephone the parents to inform them of the injury and advise them of what steps, if any, need to be taken i.e. collect from school for observation at home.
  • In the case of a severe bump causing serious concern, the school will immediately call the ambulance service and inform the parents by telephone.

All children sustaining a head bump will receive a completed head bump note so that parents can keep an eye on their child once they get home from school. This is because it is possible for a more serious internal injury to occur with no obvious symptoms for several hours.