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:
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
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
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.