Illness at School
If your child becomes ill while at school we will attempt to contact you straight away. We do not have the facilities to care for a really sick child and will therefore contact you to enable your child to be taken home. We send home a Pupil Data Form each September. It is really important that you fill this in as accurately as you can, and that you send it back to school as soon as possible so that we have contact telephone numbers for family and alternative adults who are able to collect your child in the event of an emergency.
If children do get ill, they are often still well enough to come to school – such as with a mild cough or cold. If children need Calpol families can give them a dose before school, and staff can call home if they need another dose during the day. If necessary, families can give permission for school staff to administer Calpol to children.
Children who are really ill may need to be kept at home, but families need to ring and let school know where they are, every day.
Children who have an upset tummy (vomiting or diarrhoea) should stay away from school for 48 hours from the last time they are ill, to stop the germs spreading.
Head Lice Advice
Head lice are an unfortunate part of life for many school families, so the school would like to remind all families about our advice.
We encourage all our families to please check your children for head lice weekly, and if you find any evidence please treat them before they come back to school.
The easiest way to do this is to cover the hair in conditioner and comb it through with a nit comb and to repeat this at least once a week.
If you find live head lice then you can get some lotion that will kill the lice from a chemist/pharmacist, but you must keep combing and re-treating to get rid of the babies when they hatch out as the lotion doesn’t usually kill the eggs.
Not everyone itches when they have head lice, so you can’t rely on children telling you about it, and because they are so small you may not see them until they become a big problem.
You must check everyone in the family.
As we are such a close community it is really important that we all do this to stop head lice becoming a problem.
If you need any further support you can speak to your family doctor, a chemist (pharmacist), or school nurse team on 0300 2470040.
Further information is also available from http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Head-lice/Pages/Introduction.aspx