Facilities provided by the school health service include medical inspections, dental, eyesight and hearing tests. Appointments can be made with the School Nurse if parents are concerned about any aspect of their child’s health.
Whole school health checks occur every two years but only 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
For safety reasons it is not possible for a child to leave school early for an appointment unless he/she is met by a parent or designated adult who should first report to the school office when calling to collect a child. At least 24 hours notice is required if you wish to withdraw your child from school for any reason.
The Area Child Protection Committee with members from Social Services, Health Departments, Police, NSPCC, The Education Department and others have published procedures on child protection.
Where an allegation of abuse has been made, the Headteacher will first speak to the parents, giving them details of the allegation and explaining what will happen next. No allegation made by a child will ever be ignored.
Once the referral has been made to Social Services, it is up to them to decide what action to take next.
The School’s Child Protection Policy can be viewed in the policies section of our web site. (You will need a PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, to view this document).