Children should not be sent to school when they are ill. If children become unwell in school then Parents will be notified by telephone. It is essential that the Data Collection Sheet with parental contact information is kept up to date. Please notify the school if any changes occur, such as change of address, telephone number, contact numbers etc. please ensure the medical section on this form is completed before returning to the school office. The priority of the teaching staff is educating the pupils however the administration staff will administer medication once parents have first called into the school office to complete the relevant form, sign and date it and pass the medication in.
Minor first aid problems are dealt with by trained First Aid Staff. Where children suffer from asthma, or another long-term illness, the Parents will be required to keep the child’s medication, suitably labelled, on the school premises. This will be held in a safe place in the classroom or in the School Medical Room where the child has free and open access to it in the event of immediate and necessary treatment. When asthmatic pupils go out of school on an educational visit their medication will be carried by the child or a member of staff (depending on the age of the child).
Where a child has to go home for whatever reason, a responsible adult must collect them, before they will be allowed to leave the school premises.
If your child is ill, it's likely to be due to one of a few minor health conditions.
Whether you send your child to school will depend on how severe you think the illness is. Use this guidance to help you make that judgement.
Remember: if you're concerned about your child’s health, consult a health professional.