Absence due to illness
Parents are asked to contact the school as soon as possible on the first day of absence, leaving a message on the answering machine if necessary. The school does not have any designated medical facilities and parents are therefore requested not to send children into school if they are obviously unwell or not fully recovered from an illness.
If a child is taken ill during the school day the parent or carer will be contacted and asked to collect the child as soon as possible.
Return to school
This is to ensure a full recovery for your child and avoid the spread of these contagious illnesses to staff and other children.
We realise that there may be some children who will, by the nature of their condition require medication during the school day.
Initially, please ask the doctor to precribe the medication in a dose frequency which means it can be taken outside school hours. If that is not possible, parents need to complete the necessary consent form to enable us to administer the medication.
Parents need to hand in the medicine at the office reception desk making sure that it is in a suitable container, clearly labelled with the child's name and the dose required.
It is the parents responsibility to make sure that any regular medication kept in school is within expiry date.
Please clearly label any inhalers and spacer, with the child's name and make sure they know how to use it.
Please ensure that you take the inhaler and delivery device (if there is one) home every holiday, checking that the medication is not close to expiry date and that there is likely to be enough for the next half term, replacing it if needed. It is a good idea to also check that any spacer is clean and functioning properly. It must be returned on the first day of the next half term.
Once you feel that your child is mature enough please encourage them to take responsibility for looking after their own inhaler in the classroom, ensuring that they take it with them to all lessons including PE.
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Earls Colne Primary School & Nursery
Tel: 01787 222205
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