What happens if my child has an accident (wets him/herself)?
We will deal with the situation sensitively and provide spare underwear and clothing. You will be given the wet clothes wrapped for you to wash and ask that you return the borrowed clothing washed as well. If the accident is of a more unpleasant nature, we may well contact you during the day.
What do I do if my child needs to be given medicine during the day?
Speak to Mrs Forrest in the school office. We can administer medicines, but only those prescribed by a doctor. They must be in the original, labelled bottle/packet and clear instructions left for administering – a form is available at the school office for this. Medicines MUST be handed in to the school office – NOT THE CLASS TEACHER – by an adult and collected again at the end of each day.
What do I do if my child has headlice?
If you do notice headlice on your child, don’t worry. There are plenty of treatments available – just ask at your local pharmacy. It is important to treat all members of the household to make sure the lice are eradicated. If you let us know, we can pass a message on to other members of the class to check their child’s hair too. Your child does not have to stay off school if they have headlice.
What do I do if I have to collect my child during the school day for an appointment?
Come to the main school office and speak to Mrs Forrest. Please note you will need to come via West Bank, as the back gate is locked from around 9.15am.
What happens if my child injures themselves at school?
Most of the time, we can deal with this in school and will let you know when you collect your child at the end of the day. For head bumps, we will contact you by telephone. If your child needs medical attention then we will contact you by telephone and ask you to come to school to check on them or to take them to see a doctor. In the case of emergency we would of course dial 999 first.