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The School Nurse makes regular check up visits to school.  Parents are always invited to attend these medicals and discuss problems with the School Nurse.

If children are ill in school we try to contact the parents at home or at work by telephone, therefore it is important to keep us informed of any change in contact details.

If a child is going to be absent from school for the day we ask the parents to telephone before school begins to let us know the reason for the absence and the likely duration.

The office staff are willing to administer medicines prescribed to your child by a doctor but ask you to fill in a consent form detailing the dosage required.  All medication will be kept in the school office.

 

If children are injured at school, they will be attended to by a member of staff who has received First Aid training.  If there is concern about any injury, parents will be contacted.  It is our policy to inform parents if a child has a head injury of any kind.

 

The following members of staff are first aiders:

 

Annabel Stocchetti, Jane Collinson, Lynette Heynes, Gemma Larkham, Faye Stevens, Liz Watson. Frances Latunatabua

 

How do I check for and treat headlice?

Find out more about about treating headline here: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice/pages/introduction.aspx Paediatrician Chloe Macaulay describes how to check for and treat headlice.

Headlice Treatment Leaflet

School Nurse

 

The School Nursing service works in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that children's health needs are supported within their school and  their community. To find out further information  about school nursing please click here.

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