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How sick is my child?

Attendance at school is very important.  However, if your child is ill please consult the following notes. Thank you.

 

Nobody knows their child better than their parents so we ask that if your child is unwell, please keep them at home. 

 

Please contact the school on the first day of absence by leaving a message on the absence line.  Failure to do this may result in your child getting an unauthorised absence in the register.  If they are absent for a second day, please ring the school again. 

 

We also have a duty of care to inform families if there is measles, scarlet fever or chicken pox in school as these are notifiable illnesses.

 

It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that any essential medicine needed for your child (for example asthma pumps) are always in date.

 

The school has four fully trained first aiders and a rolling programme for the remainder of the support staff.

 

If your child has anything other than a minor accident at school (for example a badly bumped head), parents will be informed.  It is therefore essential that contact numbers are always kept up to date.

 

SICKNESS AND DIARRHOEA ADVICE TO PARENTS

 

Sickness and diarrhoea can be very contagious.  Please help us to prevent it from spreading.

 

  • If your child has been sick or had diarrhoea once, wait 24 hours before sending them back to school.

 

  • If the sickness/diarrhoea is more serious, wait until your child has had no symptoms for 48 hours before sending them back to school.

 

  • If your child is ill at school, you will be contacted as soon as possible and asked to take him/her home.

 

  • Check to see that your child is washing his/her hands thoroughly after going to the toilet or handling food.

 

  • Use disinfectant to clean any soiling from sickness or diarrhoea.

 

Please keep the school informed.

 


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