Health and Well-being
Your child’s health and well-being is of utmost importance to us. We aim to ensure that your child is safe, happy, fit and well and able to make progress at school. If you have any concerns don’t hesitate to talk to one of us about them. Most things can be resolved through talking, initially please speak to your child’s class teacher, if you remain concerned call in at the office or phone for an appointment with the Head teacher.
If your child suffers with an allergy or any chronic condition, it is very important that we know. We will need to meet with you to draw up an IHCP (Individual Health Care Plan). This will ensure that we have all the relevant information and to support your child in school.
If your child has been unwell but is well enough to attend school and is still taking medication prescribed by a doctor, we are able to continue to administer the course of treatment. Where possible, medicines should be prescribed in dose frequencies which enable them to be taken outside school hours.
Medicines should only be brought to school when essential; that is where it would be detrimental to a child’s health if the medicine were not administered during the school day. The Academy only accepts medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber or pharmacist prescriber. Medicines should always be provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include the prescriber’s instructions for administration, dosage and storage. Please see our ‘Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy saved under ‘Policies’ in ‘Our School’ on this web site.
Children with asthma, who need regular treatment, must keep their asthma pump in a designated place in their classroom. Please make sure it is clearly named and in date. If your child suffers from severe asthma, please complete the Asthma Questionnaire which is also available in the Policies section of this website.
We ask that you do your best to make medical/dental appointments out of school time.
If these cannot be avoided children will only be allowed to leave the school building if collected by an adult. Their appointment card or letter will need to be shown to the receptionist.
Keeping us informed about your child’s absence
If your child is unwell please do not bring them to school. If your child has suffered from diarrhoea or sickness please keep them at home for 24 hours (from the last bout of illness) to prevent the further the spread of infection.
Please phone the Academy office to explain why your child is unable to attend, for whatever reason. A letter confirming the reasons for absence must be provided upon returning to school. This information is essential for us to comply with our legal obligation to record absenteeism.
Illness whilst at school
Occasionally your child may become unwell in school and may need to go home. If this happens we will contact you via the telephone numbers you give us. Please help us by completing all the information on the admission form and keeping us up to date if your contact numbers change.
Our qualified first aiders deal with minor injuries. You will always be informed of a bump to the head, a face injury or an injury to the genital area. Please see our First Aid Policy, also available in ‘Policies’.