Welfare of Children during School Hours
Should a child be taken ill
or sustain any injury, the school Welfare Officer is available
to deal with such situations. The school has a well equipped
medical room and everything is done to ensure the child's
comfort and safety. Should your child need hospital attention,
we make every effort to contact you. However, it must be
emphasised that the welfare of the child is our prime concern
and on occasions it may be necessary to convey the child to
hospital without delay. It is therefore important that we can
contact parents quickly. Please keep us informed of work
addresses and phone numbers and emergency contact instructions.
Notification of dental,
medical appointments etc, should be made in writing to the class
teacher and the child collected from the school office by the
parent. (For safety reasons we do not allow children to wait
outside the school or at the school gate).
Generally, if your child is
taking regular doses of medicine, we would not expect them to
attend school. However, if towards the end of a course of
antibiotics your child has recovered sufficiently, they may be
well enough to return to school. Any prescribed medicines are
permitted to be given in school at the discretion of the Welfare
Officer. Written permission must be given before this applies.
All such medicines and permission must be brought into school by
the parent and discussed with the Welfare Officer and not sent
in with the child in the first instance.
During their time in the
Junior School, the children may receive a dental, hearing or
vision check, and if necessary a head inspection. The Welfare
Officer is available during school hours only and not during
after school activities. A member of staff supervises all such
activities, but it is important that parents are readily
available in case of difficulties.