Medical

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. Please let us know of any changes to contact details as soon as you can.

Diarrhoea or Sickness

Diarrhoea is defined as 3 or more loose or runny stools in a 24 hour period.

If your child has diarrhoea and/or vomiting, they must be kept off school for 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea/ vomiting.

Since this ruling was introduced by the Health Protection Agency the spread of tummy bugs has been greatly reduced in schools.

Head Lice

Head lice are not serious but can be very annoying. Research has shown that infections of head lice occur just as often in school holidays as during term time. It is a community problem.

A routine of regularly wet combing everyone’s hair in the family, to check for lice, is advisable. You must only treat if live lice are found.

Further information please visit the NHS webpage.

The DfEE/DoH guidelines state there is no need for a child who has head lice to stay away from school.

If you are at all worried about head lice or feel you need more advice on how to cope, then you should consult your school nurse, health visitor, pharmacist or family doctor.