Basic First Aid is provided for all children who need it but, if at any time a child’s condition gives cause for concern, parents will be contacted by telephone.
If your child becomes unfit for school through illness during the day we will contact you so that they can be collected.
Please do not send children to school who are not well. A person suffering from diarrhoea and/or vomiting continues to excrete the virus for up to 48 hours after the disappearance of all symptoms. Hence, it is important that pupils do not resume normal activities, including attending school until 48 hours after all the symptoms have disappeared.
This is a requirement of the Department of Public Health.
If your child suffers from any chronic or long-term medical conditions e.g. asthma, you need to inform the school and arrange to leave any medication in a named container with a member of staff. Depending upon the nature of your child’s condition, it may be necessary to work with the school to complete a care plan for your child. This may involve support from the School Nurse or other Health agencies. Please see separate webpage if your child suffers with asthma.
Child and Family Support
Support is available for pupils who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties from trained staff in school, including the school’s Child and Family Support Worker, Ms Williams. Ms Williams works closely with children one to one, in small groups and alongside parents. Ms Williams provides links between home, school and other agencies including mental health, social services, Education Liaison Officers (ELO’s) and the community justice team. Ms Williams leads parent workshops and the school’s ‘Babywatching’ programme. (Ms Williams can be contacted on Tel: 623794)
Hot and Cold Weather
We advise that all children have a sun hat and water bottle in school during the summer months. Parents should apply suncream before their children come to school. As we try to get out as much as possible it is vital that your child always has a waterproof coat and in the winter months a hat and gloves to keep warm.