SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED INSIDE THE SCHOOL BUILDING AT ANY TIME OR ON THE PREMISES WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT.
NHS Health Matters is a great resource with medical and emotional guidance and support.
- Medical and Dental Inspections
Our School Nurse visits us on a regular basis and the children have dental, height and weight checks. If treatment is necessary you will be informed. The nurse will meet with Parents, Welfare Officer and Inclusion Manager to discuss and update care plans etc
Each Class Teacher is directly concerned with your child’s welfare. Our Welfare Officer and first-aiders help any child in need of care or assistance during the day. There is a Welfare Room with first aid facilities to deal with minor injuries. Our Welfare Officer also monitors absence and children’s visit to the Welfare Room. Please don’t hesitate to have a chat with her if you have concerns about your child’s welfare in school. The Welfare Officer is available in the playground every morning, except Wednesdays, when another first-aider is on duty.
If your child needs to take any prescribed medication during the school day please come to school in person and sign a permission form, available from the Welfare Room. We cannot administer medication without this authorisation.
The medication must be given to the Welfare Officer at the beginning of the day and be clearly labelled with your child’s name and the required dosage.
We have a comprehensive asthma policy and if your child suffers from asthma they will have access to their inhaler all day, even if out of school e.g. on an educational visit or swimming. Years 5 and 6 carry their own inhalers, but are advised to go to the medical room to record when used. Parents are requested to keep a spare in the medical room. The Welfare Officer keeps in regular contact with parents and a letter goes home when the child has had 2 visits in one week. Please come to school to speak personally to our Welfare Officer so that the correct procedures are put in place.
Epipens of named children are kept in the medical room. We have annual training given by the school nurse to staff.
- Sickness and Contagious Disease
Please inform us immediately if your child has an infection or contagious disease such as measles, chicken pox or mumps.
If your child has vomited or had diarrhoea, please allow a period of 48 hours before they return to school or see Welfare Officer for advice.
Illness Should your child fall ill or have an accident we will make every effort to contact you and therefore need up to date home, work and mobile telephone numbers. If you cannot be reached by phone we will contact the person you have named on your contact form.
Should a serious accident or illness occur which requires urgent treatment an ambulance will be called and you will be contacted?
- Head Lice Infestation
This is a common occurrence among schoolchildren. Please examine your child’s hair at least once a week. Head lice thrive on clean hair! Further advice can be obtained from our Welfare Officer or from Mill Hill Health Centre (020 – 8959 – 3005).
We recommend that your child is treated before returning to school. In all instances please inform the Welfare Officer at school so we can monitor the situation.
- Dogs in the Playground
In the interests of our children’s safety we have to ask you not to bring dogs onto school premises. Some children can be scared of dogs even if they are completely under control.