Sick children MUST be kept at home.
The school has no provision for the care of poorly children. Please do not dose your child up with Calpol and send them in. Sick children cannot learn and feel miserable at school. Also it means that illnesses are passed on to other children and adults who work in the school. We will not accept children into school who show signs of illness.
Illness at school
Should your child be taken ill at school we will telephone you to request that you collect them. In the event of accident or injury every reasonable attempt will be made to contact the child’s parents and medical help will be sought if necessary.
Please tell the school as soon as possible about any infectious illnesses so that we can warn other parents e.g. German Measles, Whooping Cough, etc.
The school is not allowed to administer medicines. Advice from doctors states that a dose given before and after school is quite acceptable in treating most complaints. If a child needs medication at midday we would ask that parents come in to school to administer it.
The above information does not apply to those children receiving treatment for asthma/hay fever or other chronic or ongoing conditions.
Please come into school and find out about our asthma/inhalers policy and procedures.
Periods of exclusion for infectious diseases
Chicken pox Minimum period of exclusion six days from onset of rash.
German Measles Minimum period of exclusion five days from onset of rash. Please let school know so that a notice can be displayed to warn pregnant mothers
Measles Minimum period of exclusion seven days from onset
Mumps Minimum period of exclusion seven days or until swelling has subsided.
Diarrhoea & Vomiting Excluded until problem free for 48 hours
Food Poisoning Excluded from school until clinically fit and recovery is complete and certified as being so by G.P.
Whooping Cough Minimum period of exclusion twenty-one days from onset of paroxysmal cough
Hepatitis Minimum period of exclusion seven days from onset of jaundice or until considered fit to return by G.P.
More Common Skin Infections:
Impetigo Exclude for 48 hours from start of antibiotic treatment or until the skin is healed.
Head lice Until treatment has been received. Treatment recommended is to wash the hair every day, apply plenty of conditioner and regularly (2 to 3 times a day), comb with a fine tooth comb. (available from school or chemists) Please let us know if you ‘find’ lice so that we can warn everyone to be on the alert [needless to say, no names are mentioned during this process]