Medical Information

First Aid

We have two fully qualified First Aiders, who regularly update their qualification to ensure that their knowledge remains current.

In addition, all our Teaching Assistants received Emergency First Aid training in March 2013.

First Aid equipment is kept in the office and a portable first aid kit is taken on all trips and sporting outings.

In the case of an injury, children are treated and details are recorded in an accident book.

If your child has had a bump on the head, they will have a sticker stating this and a letter will be sent home.

If an injury is serious, or when a child is becomes unwell, parents will be contacted.

Our First Aiders know when to call an ambulance and will accompany the child to hospital if the parent cannot be reached in time.

Medicine

If your child has prescribed medication which you wish the school to administer, please speak to the office who will arrange for you to sign the necessary forms.

The parent should bring any medication that the school has agreed to administer to the school office in a suitable container clearly labelled with:

  • The child's name
  • The name of the medicine
  • The dosage and timing
  • The date of issue and expiry

Where possible, not more than one week's supply should be sent at one time. No medicine should be left with the child.

Inhalers for asthma should be clearly labelled with the child's name.

Head Lice

Parents and carers are encouraged to help prevent the spread of headlice (nits) by regularly checking their child's hair using plenty of conditioner and a fine comb. Please advise the office if you find headlice, so that we can remind others to check. Treatments are available from the chemist or ask your doctor for advice. Once your child has been treated, there is no need to keep them off school.

Allergies

Please give us as much information as you can about your child's allergies, so that we can help to keep them safe.

We are a nut free environment and encourage all parents to remember not to send any nut products for snacks or packed lunches.

Noro Virus

Latest information from the NHS about the Norovirus.