Illness and first aid
School staff will administer certain medicines if a “request to administer form” has been completed and signed by the parent with parental responsibility.
Asthma and Epi pens
Teachers will take charge of Asthma pumps but children are expected to be responsible for administering the pump themselves. If your child has any allergies, please inform the school office. There are several designated Epi-pen trained staff.
Where children have severe allergies the class is made aware of this to prevent the child from suffering an allergic reaction, for example sharing chocolate with a child who is allergic to dairy products.
As we have children who are severely allergic to nuts, nuts and nut products are banned from packed lunches.
Sickness and Diarrhoea
If your child has suffered from vomiting or diarrhoea, the advice from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) is that children should remain at home for 48 hours following their last bout of illness. This is to prevent infection spreading, such as the Norovirus.
The school has several qualified First Aiders who are on duty throughout the day, there are also a number of qualified Paediatric First Aiders. All bumped heads are reported to parents or carers at the time of incident as a matter of course.
Should your child become ill at school they will be cared for until you are able to collect them. It is important that all contact details for you including those people you have asked to collect your children are always kept up to date with the school office.
On the very rare occasion that an injury is severe an ambulance will always be called and the parents informed immediately. If the parent has not arrived by the time at the ambulance leaves then a Senior member of staff will always accompany the child in the ambulance and stay with them until their parents arrive.