The school nurse makes regular check-up visits.
During your child’s first year, he/she will have vision and hearing tests to check if there are any problems.
This is nothing to worry about but is to make sure at an early age that any problems can be treated.
If, during your child’s time at school, you are worried about any aspect of his/her health, please let us know. We can arrange a special medical, if necessary.
If your child needs to bring medicine to school, this should be clearly labelled and left with a member of staff in the school office.
Parents are contacted by telephone whenever a child is considered to be too ill to remain in school.
For this reason it is vital that the school has up-to-date Home and Work telephone numbers to ring in the event of an emergency.
In the case of serious accidents, pupils are sent, or taken to, the casualty department at Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment.
In such a situation the parents are consulted first if this is at all possible. All serious accidents are reported on a standard form, which is submitted, to the Education Authority.
Parents are asked to indicate to the school any medical conditions, which might affect their child’s schooling. It is vital that the school is aware of eyesight or hearing problems.
Please contact the school before 9.30am to advise if your child is going to be absent from school due to sickness.
Sickness Guidelines for Exclusion from School
Please note that for all sickness and diarrhoea related illnesses, the school would not expect the child to return to school until 48 hours have elapsed since the last episode. An early return will result in parents being contacted to take their child home. This advice is made clear on the NHS website as the school has to control the spread of the virus and further prevent other children and staff from becoming ill.
Management of Headlice
Headlice are extremely common in close-knit environments such as schools. The school only authorise half a days absence for the treatment of headlice.
Medicines in School
From time to time your child may be well enough to attend school but requires medicine throughout the day. Please read the school’s Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs Policy giving details of when this is possible and what information we need from you.
First Aid in School
We have a number of staff qualified to undertake first aid. Where your child has been treated by a first aider, we will contact you by telephone. If we are unable to contact you, your child will bring home a note giving details of the incident and the treatment to ensure you are informed should further treatment become necessary.
Where a child requires emergency treatment this will be sought by the staff ‘in loco parentis’ and the parents will be contacted.