Please make sure that the school has an emergency telephone number in case your child is taken ill.
We can only allow medicine in school if it needs to be administered four times a day . Please contact the School office if your child requires medication during the school day.
Any medication MUST be labelled with the child’s name, class and clear instructions and be delivered to and collected from the school office by a parent. Asthma medication will be kept in the classroom.
NOTE: We can NOT agree to administer medicine where:
the medicine is dangerous
the timing and nature of administration is of vital importance
where technical or medical expertise is required
where serious consequences could result from the medicine not being administered.
Medicine is out of date. It is parents responsibility to check dates and replace if necessary.
Our school nursing team will check all children’s vision, hearing, height and weight during their time at the school. The contact details for the School nursing team :
Child Health Services
Unit A3, Alpha Court
Segensworth Business Centre
Tel 01489 554991
Head lice and nits infect the cleanest of heads and they are easily transmitted. Please:
Inspect the hair of all family members at least once a week.
Encourage your child to brush/comb their hair thoroughly before school and at bedtime.
Should you discover lice or nits, either treat with a lotion, spray or wet combing. NHS choices offers information on identifying and treating head lice. This can be viewed by clicking the following link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/
Please do not send your child to school untreated!
If nits are spotted in a child’s hair, we always send a letter or text home to the whole year group, requesting parents to check their child’s head and treat if necessary.
Please open the PDF document at the bottom of this page for guidance on the wet combing technique.
We high recommend the use of hair products (shampoo, leave in conditioners) which contain head lice repellent. These can be found in most supermarkets and chemists.
Sickness and diarrhoea:
If your child has sickness or diarrhoea, our policy is that they will need to be kept home for 48 hours after the last instance of illness. This is a usual procedure to discourage spread of infection.
Absence from School:
If your child is not well enough to attend school, please inform the school by phone as soon as possible.
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