Most of our staff in school are first aid at work trained and 4 members of staff are level 3 paediatric first aid trained. If your child has a minor accident during the day this will be dealt with by one of our first aiders and where we feel necessary we will inform you when you collect your child. All head injuries will be reported to you using a "bumped head slip". Please return these to school signed so we know that you have seen the note.
If a more serious accident occurs, we will make every effort to contact you immediately. If emergency treatment is required, e.g. 'phoning for an ambulance, we shall act appropriately then get in touch with you. It is important we always have an up to date contact number so we can get hold of you
Sometimes your child is prescribed medication that is to be taken at school or a course of treatment is to be completed following return to school. This may require a teacher administering the medicine. Staff will adminster the medicine but you must complete a permission form in the office for this to happen and ensure the Headteacher is aware that medicine will be in school.
A record is kept in school of medication administered. Please note that it is school policy NOT to administer NON-PRESCRIBED medication.
Where timing and/or dosage is critical, or the medication may be classified as a danger to another child, you will be expected to deal with it yourself. If you do send medicine to school it should be in a sealed container which states CLEARLY:
Amount of Dose
Timing of Dose
Pupils should be collected from, and returned to, school by a responsible adult. It would be appreciated if school could be informed, in advance, of any impending appointments. We cannot permit a child to leave school unaccompanied without a note stating this.
Absence from school for appointments when registers are closed i.e. 9.15am and 1.15pm will require notification, otherwise an unauthorised absence may be recorded.
Some useful information
If your child has had a stomach upset which has caused sickness or diarrhea they must stay off school for 48 following the last episode of illness in order not to pass on any infection.
Disease Incubation Minimum period of exclusion
Chickenpox 11-21 days 5 days from onset of rash
German Measles 14-21 days 6 days from onset of rash
Measles 10-15 days 4 days from onset of rash
Mumps 10-26 days Until swelling has subsided
Whooping cough 7-10 days 21 days from onset of cough
Impetigo until local lesion is healed
Infective Jaundice 15-21 days 7 days from onset of jaundice
Scabies until adequate treatment is instituted
NB Children who have been in contact with the above need not be excluded from school.
School Nurse: Mrs Fiona Suart
If you have any queries on health matters at all you can contact the clinic at
Tarleton Health Centre tel: 01772 814911
The nurse will:
check children’s vision and feet routinely;
will check your child’s hearing, should there be a concern, and then only with your consent;
will refer to the Speech Therapist any children who might benefit from a course of speech therapy;
will carry out all school entry assessments in Reception to which you will receive an invitation ;
School Medical Officer
will carry out selective examinations on children during his/her last year in school
School Dental Officer