Health and Wellbeing
Head Lice can be a real problem in schools. Cases of head lice should be reported to the class teacher. Please note that the school is not responsible for treatment. The Health Authority clearly places responsibility with parents. However, we do endeavour to keep parents/ carers informed by text if there is an outbreak.
Returning to school after illness
Children returning to school after illness should clearly be fit to do so and free from infection. Please err on the side of caution when making a decision about your child returning to school. In the cases of sickness and diarrhoea, children should not return to school until 48 hours after the last bout. Children should be fit to participate in all school activities including outdoor games and playtime. Injury, asthma, respiratory complaints or circulation difficulties are of course exceptions. If in doubt the school is happy to advise.
Simple first aid is given at school when necessary. If an accident needs hospital attention we will make every effort to contact you first. Please ensure information from you is up-to-date so that you can be contacted. There are a number of trained staff who are first-aiders in school.
All medication including inhalers MUST be received through the office.
- Wherever possible prescribed medicines should be taken outside school hours.
- Medicines will only be administered at school when it would be detrimental to a child’s health or school attendance not to do so.
- No child under 16 will be given prescription medicines without their parent’s written consent (Parental Agreement for Administering Medicine Form).
- A completed ‘Parental Agreement for Administering Medicine Form’ MUST be completed by parents and submitted to the main office when there is a request to administer medication at school. This form can be obtained by clicking on the link below.
- The school will not give a child medicine at school unless a Parental Agreement for Administering Medicine Form has been completed and signed by a parent and submitted to the main office.
- No child under 16 will be given medicine containing aspirin unless prescribed by a doctor.
- The school will only accept prescribed medicines (including inhalers) that are in-date, labelled, provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist (except insulin which may be in a pen or pump) and include instructions for administration, dosage and storage.
- When no longer required medicines will be returned to parents to arrange for safe disposal.
- All inhalers kept in the classroom will be returned to parents at the end of each academic year.
Please refer to the Medical Needs Policy in the 'Policy' section for more detail.
Parental Agreement for Administering Medicine Form
During warm summer months all children should have a named sunhat in school which they will be encouraged to wear when playing outside. Wide brimmed hats or those which cover the neck are ideal.
We would ask that you apply a long lasting sunscreen before school in sunny weather.
Emergency Contact Information
Please ensure that your contact details are correct, especially mobile phone numbers, and that the school is told about any health matters, especially allergies, relating to your child.