If your child is unwell at school, we will make every effort to contact you. It is very important that we have up to date home/work telephone numbers or other contact numbers. Until we have contacted you, we will take the action required in the best interests of the child.
From time to time it may be necessary for children to take medicine in school time. This is often the case when a child is taking a course of prescribed antibiotics. Please ensure that all such medicines are labelled with the child’s name, dosage and a spoon, and handed with a note to the School. You will be required to complete a medical form before we can administer any medication. This form is avaliable from the school office.
It is the children’s responsibility to report to the office for their medicine. Children with asthmatic conditions may keep inhalers with them in class and are responsible for their use.
If your child has a long term medical issue, you will be asked to complete a Healthcare plan. This is available from the school office. A Healthcare Plan is used to record important details about individual children’s medical needs at school, their triggers, signs, symptoms, medication and other treatments.
Head lice are a common problem in all schools. The bug is spread by head to head contact and, although schools are an obvious environment for this, more than half the cases are caught out of school. Head lice do not confine their attention to children; adults also need to check their hair.
Somerset Health Authority recommends wet grooming to prevent further infestation. This involves washing the hair with ordinary shampoo, conditioning the hair and combing with a fine-toothed comb. If this routine is repeated every 2 or 3 days over a 2-week period when lice are present, any lice emerging from eggs will be removed before they can spread.
Health Connections Mendip
Living and feeling better can start with a simple step – connecting.
Would you like to:
- improve your health and well being?
- Join groups who know what you’re going through?
- Connect to local community groups, services and organisations?
- Build your support network?
- Train as a Community Connector?
Health Connections Mendip can offer one to one support, group support, self-management programmes or signposting.
Give them a call – they are happy to help! 01373 468368 or visit their website: https://healthconnectionsmendip.org/
As parents and carers, we play an important role in teaching children and young people how to understand and manage their feelings as they grow up. Place2be has some great resources and ideas for starting those difficult conversations with your child.