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Health and Welfare


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.

 

Absence From School due to Illness

In the event of your child being too sick to attend school, we would appreciate it if you could contact the school office on first day of absence advising us of symptoms.  If the illness is ongoing please keep us informed of  the situation.

 

Medical information

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.

 

Telephone numbers

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.

 

Medicines

Parents who wish prescribed medicines to be administered to their child at school must complete the appropriate documentation. This can be obtained from the school office.

However, this is at 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.

 

Child Protection

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.