Is my child too ill for school?
It can be difficult to determine if your child is too unwell for school. If your child has a temperature they should not attend school. However, if they have mild cold symptoms, such as a sore throat, sniffles or sneezes, they can still attend school. If your child is too unwell for school please ensure that you phone or email the school office daily to advise of their absence.
The NHS offers further useful advice on their website: www.nhs.uk
If your child is well enough to be in school but requires medicine to be taken during school time (i.e. 4 times a day), we are able to administer them. Medicine should be brought to the school office, where you will be required to sign a permission form enabling staff to administer the medication.
If your child falls ill at school or requires emergency treatment.
If your child becomes ill whilst at school we will contact the parent/carer listed on Arbor in order of priority. Please ensure these details are kept up-to-date.
If your child has an accident at school they will be assessed by one of our first aiders and treated in accordance with our First Aid Policy. Six members of our staff are fully qualified Paediatric First Aiders and a number of other staff are trained in Emergency First Aid.
In the event of your child needing emergency medical treatment in school, and if we are unable to contact you, the school in the person of the Head of School acts in loco parentis.