We understand when children are together, the risk of spreading infectious diseases exists and that we have a duty to promote the good health and well-being of all of our children, to take necessary steps to prevent the spread of infection and to take necessary action when children are unwell.
We follow all guidance provided by the Government and Health Protection Agencies and are kept informed of any infectious diseases that are of concern to schools, which will shared with parents as soon as reasonably practicable.
Guidelines for Exclusion
If your child has an illness and you are unsure if they child should attend school, please click on the link below which details restrictions and exclusion periods provided by the Health Protection Agency which we adhere to. These guidelines are particularly important in the case of any infectious illness that might be spread.
Medication in school
Most children will at some point have a medical condition that could affect their participation in school activities, which may need the support of school to administer medication.
For other children they may have medical conditions that, if not properly managed, could limit their access to education. These children are regarded as having medical needs, and most children with such needs and an individual healthcare plan in place are able to attend school regularly, and with some support from school can take part in most normal school activities.
Parents or guardians have prime responsibility for their child’s health and should provide school with all information relating to their child’s medical condition, any treatment or special care that is needed and to ensure school is informed of any new or changing needs.
Medication 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 to be administered during the school day. Parents should ensure all medication to be administered is provided in its original packaging to the school office and an ‘Administration of Medicines’ form completed, which is available from the school office or can be downloaded via the link below.
There is no legal duty which requires school staff to administer medication; this is purely a voluntary role and those staff who are willing to provide support, are provided with relevant training to do so.
Staff are not permitted to administer non-prescribed medication.