Despite every effort, care and concern, it is possible that your child may become ill whilst at school or have an accident.
Minor accidents are treated in school [eg bumps and grazes] and your child will have a note to bring home. In the case of more serious accidents we will inform you immediately. Specific staff hold First Aid qualifications.
Please ensure contact information for you and your family doctor is kept up to date. An alternative contact is also required should you be unavailable.
Prescribed medicines should only be taken to school when essential; that is where it would be detrimental to a child’s health if the medicine were not administered. Barrs Court staff will only administer medicines prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber or pharmacist prescriber. Medicines will only be accepted in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and should include the prescriber’s instructions for administration. It is helpful if medicines are prescribed in dose frequencies which enable it to be taken outside school hours. For example, medicines that need to be taken 3 times a day could be taken in the morning, after school hours and at bedtime. The school will not administer non-prescription medication e.g Calpol or paracetemol.
Children who suffer from asthma and have inhalers will be expected to administer this themselves. Inhalers should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.
There is no legal duty that requires any member of school staff to administer medicines, whether prescription or otherwise.
If your child has been sick or had diarrhoea, please keep them at home for 24 hours at least after symptoms subside to reduce risk of infection.
Please check your child’s head weekly for head lice. If you are unlucky to find any, inform the school and keep your child at home until they and the whole family have been treated.
Medical and dental checks are carried out by the School Nurse. Parents will be contacted in case of any problem. School medical records are transferred between schools.
The Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) can be contacted for help and advice on 01454 863377