Medical and Health Matters

Medicine

If your child requires medication as part of their everyday life, for example asthma, or needs medication for a short period only, please come to the school office to make the necessary arrangements. Asthma inhalers should be clearly marked with your child’s name and will be kept in their classrooms so that they are readily available to be used when necessary. An Asthma plan will need to be completed and this can be found here.  All other medicines should be left with the school office so that they can be locked away. Cough sweets are considered to be a medicine and are therefore not allowed in the classrooms.

In order for us to administer medicines to your child we need a consent form to be completed. Please call into the school office and hand the medicine to an adult and we can provide a form.  Or download a form here.

Our policy to support the full inclusion of children with medical needs can be found by clicking here.

Illness

If your child has a sickness or diarrhoea bug, please ensure that a period of 48hours without sickness or diarrhoea elapses before sending them back to school. This will help to contain the spread of such illnesses.

If your child becomes unwell at school and is clearly unable to stay, we will always contact you. Please ensure that all emergency contact numbers are kept up to date.

Infectious and Contagious Diseases

Please inform us immediately if your child has an infectious or contagious disease. E.g. Rubella (German measles), chicken pox, scarlet fever etc. in order that we can minimise the spread, where possible, and keep other parents informed.

Head Lice

Head lice are a very common occurrence and nothing to feel embarrassed about. Do let the school know if your child contracts nits or head lice so that we can ask all parents to check their children’s hair. The school nurse is able to offer advice if you find you have a persistent problem.

School Nurse

The school nurse, Karen Kerr, can be contacted on 01952 621 340 or at Montford House, St George’s Court, Dorrington Wood, Telford, TF2 7BF.

The school nurse undertakes periodical medical examinations at the school. Please let the headteacher know of any health-related issues concerning your child. The nurse can also offer advice on a variety of health related issues such as diet, head lice, sex education etc.