Welfare & Health
The School Nurse, who is based at Church Langley Medical Practice, will screen your child during their first or second term in school, i.e. vision, hearing, height and weight. If you have any objections to this screening will you please notify the Head Teacher in writing. If you would like the school nurse to check anything for your child, please let the school know and we will pass on the message.
48 Hour Sickness Rule
If a child has been unwell during the night with an upset stomach (sickness or diarrhoea), they should not be in school for 48 hours after they have been unwell.
Children should not return to school after sickness until they are fully recovered, otherwise it is not fair on them, the other children or staff.
If your child is fully fit to return after illness, yet is still on medication, it is down to you as parents/carers to make arrangements for someone to come into school to administer the medication.
School staff are trained and voluntarily prepared to administer life saving medication such as epipens where a protocol/healthcare plan has been provided/agreed with the school.
Children should be trained to be able to independently administer medications such as asthma pumps prior to starting school.
If your child suffers from allergies, they may benefit from taking Piriton before school.
Medication in School/Sick children
There is no legal requirement for school staff to administer medication to children.
The 2014 DFE recommendation is:
where clinically possible, medicines should be prescribed in dose frequencies which enable them to be taken outside school hours
Expiry date of Medication-Parents Responsibility
It is the parent/carer’s responsibility to keep a record of the expiry dates of medication kept in school-e.g. asthma inhalers/epipens, and to replace them when necessary. The school cannot take responsibility for this.
We have very little shade on the school site. The children spend time in the playground or on the field at play and lunchtimes as well as during PE lessons every day. Please provide your child with a sun hat and apply skin protection before school when necessary.
Children with asthma must have their inhaler in school with them at all times.
We cannot take children out on trips without this medication. Please ensure that your child has their inhaler on them every day at school