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Health and Well-being

Health Matters

Medical Inspection: You will be invited to attend a routine school medical inspection at least once, during primary school. Medical inspections may also be carried out at your request, or at the request of the school when there is a shared concern.

Hygiene/Head Inspections: Due to the increased work load in schools, the nurse no longer checks all children’s heads on a regular basis. The latest advice if head lice or “nits” are discovered is not to publish panic letters but provide parents with advice on how to treat them. An information sheet regarding detection and treatment is available from school. Lotion can be either obtained on prescription from your own doctor or bought from the chemist. Regular brushing and combing helps to prevent infestation.

The battle against head lice continues so you do need to be vigilant and follow the available advice!

No Smoking Policy

The school operates a no smoking policy on the school site at all times. Parents and friends, as well as staff, are requested to abide by this policy which is aimed at providing a healthier environment for all staff and especially the children in our care.

Medicines and Tablets

There are times when your child may have to take medicine prescribed by a doctor. We would ask that you make every effort to ensure that you administer the medicine yourself. In exceptional circumstances, and with the agreement of the Head, then the school may be prepared to assist with medication. This will only be carried out if there is no other solution. The school has to be provided with a written note giving permission and full details of the procedure. The medicine, plus note, must be handed to the Head or secretary by the parent. While in the nursery, this will be dealt with by the teacher-in-charge.

Sickness

Sick children cannot be adequately cared for in school, so if your child is unwell it is best to keep him/her at home. Cases of diarrhoea and sickness should be kept away for at least 24 hours after disappearance of the symptoms. Please keep us informed of any infectious diseases.

Accidents and Emergencies

From time to time accidents unfortunately happen or sometimes children fall ill at school. In such cases we need to contact you or a trusted friend or relative as quickly as possible. Please ensure that we have up to date contact telephone numbers for home, work and mobiles. Minor cuts and bruises we can deal with, we have qualified first aiders. On the rare occasions when a child suffers an injury for which we feel medical advice is needed, then we will arrange for him/her to be taken to Kettering Hospital but doctors are very reluctant to give treatment unless a parent is present. It is important we can contact you quickly so please ensure all your contact details are regularly updated.

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