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Although we are eager see your child in school each day, we understand that if he/she is unwell, they should really be at home. Children with contagious illness must remain at home. A list of contagious infections and the time children should be excluded from school is available in school.  Children taking antibiotics are not usually well enough to be in school. However, we do administer medicine to those children on long-term medication, or at the end of a dose of antibiotics. Medicine should be clearly marked with the child's name and handed to Mrs Goodfellow or Mrs Jessup. You will be given a medication form, which must be completed.


MEDICINES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOMS


Asthma pumps are kept centrally and given to children according to your instructions. Please ensure that you have completed a medication form. You will be contacted from time to time to up date this.


ILLNESS OR ACCIDENTS IN SCHOOL


Should a child be taken ill in school, the following procedure will apply: The parent or guardian will be contacted. If no contact can be made, the child's Doctor will be contacted, or the clinic if it is thought necessary. Should hospital attention be required the school will arrange for the child to be taken there and a letter left at your address, if the school has been unable to make telephone contact.


ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE SCHOOL HAS AN EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER


Be sure to complete the contact form and return it to us.


MINOR ACCIDENTS


A member of staff will treat minor accidents and children will be given a note to inform you so that you can check the wound. When a child sustains a bump to the head we will always try to contact you by telephone.


MEDICAL


The School Nurse makes regular visits to school and children's hearing and vision are checked. Some children will be called for a medical and letter from the clinic about this will inform you.


DENTAL INSPECTION


A dentist carries this out in school, normally once per year. You will be informed when this is to take place and may agree or refuse to allow this check up. No treatment is given, but you will be informed should it be necessary.


JEWELLERY


No jewellery should be worn in school. If a bangle is worn for religious reasons it should be covered with a sweatband for PE. Children with pierced ears may only wear plain studs. Earrings must be removed for PE. Your child's teacher will let you know when his/her class will be having PE, as it is not safe for children to wear jewellery during PE lessons.


HEAD LICE


Unfortunately outbreaks occur very frequently. Please help by regularly checking your child's head and by using a fine-toothed comb. If your child does appear to have head lice, please treat them immediately and let us know. The school nurse will give help and advice; please let us know if you would like to see her. We follow the LA guidelines in dealing with cases and are mindful that children are easily upset and embarrassed, so we try to be as sensitive as possible in our handling of this problem.


VALUABLE ITEMS

Children should not bring valuable items to school. The Education Authority will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any personal property.


FIRE DRILLS

These are held each term to ensure that the school can be evacuated in a quick orderly manner should an emergency arise.


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