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Health Advice

Guidance on Infection Control in Schools

 

Health Issues

 

At Princeville Primary School we are able to offer all parents and carers a range of health sessions. If you have any concerns or queries about any aspect of your child’s health, please do come along to a session. In addition we are also pleased to offer regular parent workshops with our local school community nurse. The nurse will be able to give advice on a variety of issues including bed wetting, sleep problems, head lice, eating concerns or any issue which is affecting your child. Please refer to the school newsletters, website or call in at the school office where you will be able to find information about the forthcoming sessions.

 

FIRST AID

In the event of your child having a minor accident or injury whilst at school we have several staff fully qualified in First Aid who are able to offer basic treatment. In addition to this all teaching staff have regularly updated basic first aid training and some have paediatric specialist training for treating younger children. If your child has had an injury they will be given basic treatment as required. If staff are in the slightest bit concerned about an injury we will contact you by telephone. However for injuries which are minor or simply require 10 minutes rest, a letter is always sent home with your child if they have visited the first aid station.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS ILL AT SCHOOL?

Please inform staff of any health problem that your child may have, e.g. allergies, eczema, asthma etc. It is your responsibility to provide school with an in date inhaler or epipen as prescribed by the child’s GP.

If your child complains of feeling unwell at school we may notify you at home or work to see if there have been any concerns that morning. Depending on the time of day and how unwell your child is, you may be asked to come and collect your child from school.

It is essential that parents keep the office up to date of any changes in phone numbers either at home, work or on a mobile network. Please also ensure that any additional emergency contact details are also kept up to date. In the event that you cannot be contacted, we will move onto the next emergency contact details.

 

WHAT DO I DO IF MY CHILD IS UNWELL?

We have to keep detailed records of each child’s attendance and punctuality, which is monitored by the school and our Education Welfare Officer, who makes regular visits.

If your child is unwell, please telephone the school office before 9.15am on the first day of your child’s absence informing us that they will not be at school and the expected date of return.

Please note for child safety reasons we operate a first day call policy. If a parent has not informed us that their child will be absent and the child is not present at registration then the parent initially, then emergency contacts, will be telephoned until we can establish that the child is safe.

If your child has a medical appointment please inform the office or your child’s class teacher in advance.

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