School Health Advice

 

The principal School Medical Officer has provided the following list, as a guide to the time children should be away from school if they have any infectious illness:

 

Infectious Diseases

Chickenpox - six days from onset of rash

German Measles  - four days from onset of rash. 

Measles  - minimum of seven days (until swelling goes) 

Whooping Cough - 21 days from onset of paroxysmal cough

Infective Jaundice - should be excluded from school for not less than 7 days following the appearance of jaundice - or until clinical recovery 

Streptococcal Tonsillitis - until clinical recovery

 

Contagious Diseases

Conjunctivitis - exclusion unnecessary     

Impetigo - until skin has healed

Lice - until treatment has been received

Verrucae - exclusion unnecessary

Ringworm of feet and Athletes Foot - no barefoot activities - exclusion unnecessary 

Scabies - until treatment has been received

Threadworm - exclusion unnecessary -  treatment  advisable   

Dysentery - until clinical recovery

 

PLEASE DO NOT SEND CHILDREN TO SCHOOL IF THEY HAVE HAD VOMITING AND/OR DIARRHOEA UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN CLEAR FOR AT LEAST 48 HOURS

 

Health

The School Nurse visits regularly for sight, hearing and medical checks. Parents are kept informed of any impending medical examinations.  If you have any concerns about your child’s health or development please contact the school as appointments can be made with the appropriate department – Nurse, Speech Therapist, etc.  

 

Routine hair inspections are no longer carried out so we urge parents to inspect their child’s hair every day.  If you should find any head lice don’t panic, they like clean hair!  Please inform the school and keep children at home until their hair is clear.  Special solutions are available from the local chemist and it is a good idea to use a fine tooth comb regularly.  

 

If your child’s performance at school is affected by something, please inform us so that we can take this into account.  Similarly if there are any symptoms and/or treatments of medical conditions please inform the school as this knowledge may be invaluable in an emergency.  It is also very important that you inform the Headteacher of any infectious diseases as other parents may wish to take preventative measures.  

 

If your child needs regular medication then please bring these into the school office.  The office staff will administer or supervise the administration of any tablets or medicines.  They will be kept in the school office and returned to the child at the end of the school day.  Parents must give written request before any medication can be given to a child.