Whole school health checks occur every two years, with parental consent. Parents are informed if their child needs further treatment. Private arrangements may be made if you wish. Parents should inform the school of any relevant medical history and information.
Illness in school
In cases when we suspect illness or whenever a child is injured parents are contacted by telephone. Sick pupils are cared for by the School Welfare Officer until their parents arrive. If your child has been sick at home please do not return them to school for at least 24 hours.
A contact telephone number is essential for us to be able to report illness or emergencies.
In case of emergency, a telephone contact number must be provided for every child, (hospitals are unwilling to administer treatment if a parent is not present). Should either home or work telephone numbers change, please inform us immediately, as we like to be able to contact parents quickly. Information sheets, including telephone numbers, are to be filled in as soon as your child starts at our school and it is your responsibility to keep us up to date with your circumstances.
Parents may request prescribed medicines to be administered to their child at school by completing the appropriate documentation. This can be obtained from the school office. Permission is given by the discretion of the Headteacher.
Hospital and Clinic Appointments
Where appointments cannot be made outside of school time, parents are asked to give at least 24 hours notice of a medical appointment, where possible.
Our Child Protection Policy provides comprehensive detail on our approach to keeping children safe.