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Foxton Primary School

Foxton Primary School

Health Issues

Illness

Please do not send your child to school if he or she is obviously unwell, both for the benefit of your child and the rest of the school community. Please notify school of your child’s illness as soon as possible, either by telephone or e-mail. In particular, we need to be made aware of any infectious diseases, and recommend that anyone suffering from sickness and diarrhoea definitely be kept off school unti at least 48 hours after their symptons have gone.

Please see the following link for more information

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Yourchildatschool/Pages/Illness.aspx

Head Lice

Head lice are an extremely common problem, and we ask all parents to be vigilant about them. The school nurse is available for advice on this, and any other child health problems, via the Melbourn Surgery – telephone 01763 260220.

First Aid

All of our teaching assistants are qualified first aiders, and we have a written policy for first aid and accidents. We will contact you if think that a child needs to be taken home, or requires further medical treatment. You will be informed if your child has suffered a minor injury at school.

Asthma/ Severe Allergies/ Chronic medical conditions

We maintain a register of children with asthma or potentially serious allergies, and it is essential that you inform the school of any ongoing medical issues that affect your child.

All staff are aware of the procedure for dealing with asthma attacks or incidents of anaphylactic shock. Asthmatics must have an inhaler with them at school.

Medicines

Children may need to take a course of medicine whilst continuing to attend school, and if necessary we can help to administer it.

Non-prescribed medicines (over the counter remedies)

Staff will not administer these.

Prescribed medicines

Please try to time doses to be administered at home, or arrange to come into school to administer the medicine yourself. If this is not possible, you must complete the relevant form from the school office giving details of the medicine and its administration requirements. A qualified first-aider will be responsible for the storage and administration of any medicines during school hours.

You must ensure that the medicine is clearly labelled with the child’s name, and you must collect the medicine at the end of each day.