Please notify the school in advance, in writing, of any forthcoming medical appointments.
Medication During the School Day
We are able to administer short-term medication at 12pm each day. Often, children need, for example, antibiotics and they need a three times daily dosage. We can, as stated, administer at 12pm. Some parents prefer before school, after school and before bedtime.
Pupils who need life-saving or condition-controlling medicines will have an agreed individual plan, signed by parents.
Medicine Forms are held at the office. A copy can also be found at the bottom of this page. The completion of a Medicine form is required for all medication to be administered in school.
Please label all medication clearly with your child’s name and Class Base.
Communicating Absence due to Illness
On the first morning of absence, please telephone or call in to the office, stating your child’s name, Class Base and reason for absence.
Where an illness is expected to cause several days of absence, we like to have regular updates - please phone the School Office on 01202 424585.
On your child’s return, please confirm in writing the reason for and dates of your child’s absence.
As you are all aware, headlice can be a common problem in children of this age. We have consulted with the school nursing team for some advice to help treat headlice.
There are three types of treatment:-
- Dimeticone (Hedrin) – This product coats head lice and requires the treatment to be repeated after 7 days.
- Insecticides – Carbanate (prescription only), Organophosphate and Pyrethroids (Full Marks liquid). This treatment requires 2 treatments, 7 days apart.
- Detection combing (wet combing or bug busting) – This treatment can take several weeks to work. You need to detection comb every 3 - 4 days, for at least 2 weeks. You will need to continue detection combing until no lice have been found for 3 consecutive times. ‘Bug Buster’ kits are available at pharmacies.
The best treatment is prevention!
If your child has headlice we would be very grateful if you could inform the class teacher. That way we can send slips home in every child’s book bag in the class, allowing all parents to carry out ‘detection combing’.
If you require any further information or support, please speak to your child’s teacher or attend one of the drop in sessions held by our school nursing team.
Please see below Powerpoint document for more information on this. Your child will also be bringing home a leaflet which will tell you more.
Guidance on Childhood Ailments
A link to the NHS website is available here.