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Accidents and Illness In School

 

If your child is ill during school hours, or has an accident, you will be notified as soon as possible. Up to date emergency contact details and telephone numbers are essential.

 

We notify parents/carers if their child has had a bang or injury to the head and if an injury is serious enough to require an accident report to be sent to the Authority.

 

When your child starts school, you will be asked to give details of your address, telephone number, place of work etc., together with a friend's or neighbour's contact address and telephone number in case we are unable to reach you. Please let us know of any changes to contact details as soon as you can.

 

Medicines

 

Usually, all medicines can be administered at home. On rare, occasions antibiotics which have to be taken during the school day can be given as long as parent/carers have signed agreement forms for this. If your child has a serious condition, such as a severe allergy, diabetes or epilepsy, we will keep medication in school, securely in the Headteacher’s office. It is parents’/carers’ responsibility to ensure that all medication is in date.

 

Children should never have medicine or tablets to take unsupervised. The exception to this is an asthma inhaler.

 

Head Lice

 

About a third of children will get head lice at some point in their school lives – this is the same across all schools.

We appreciate parents/carers letting us know, in confidence, if they have found head lice in their child’s hair. We have electronic head lice combs in school which parents/carers may use in school if they wish. We will let parents know by text if there is a case of head lice in their child’s class.

 

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