School Health Service
Our School Nurse and members of the School Nursing Team visit the school and carry out health assessments as necessary. They can measure height, weight and screen hearing but not vision. Our school nursing admin team can be contacted on 01522 843000. The school nurse takes over from the health visitor looking after children when they reach school age.
A visit to an optician is recommended if there is any concern about a child’s vision.
If your child is to see the school doctor you will be contacted and invited to attend. Throughout their school years, the children will be involved in talking about health matters in a group setting either with their teacher or members of the School Nursing Team.
Medicines in School
The school office will administer most medicines on request, upon completion of a medicine form.
Treatment forms should be completed as necessary and returned to the school office.
Asthma inhalers are kept in the child’s classroom and are available at all times. Epi-Pen are kept in the child's classroom with a second epi-pen in the office. For the other specific illnesses or ongoing medication, special arrangements should be made with the office.
Guidance on Illness
The Health Protection Agency's advice for protection against infection is also followed within school. Please see the attached document for advice on absence/attendance at school during or following an illness or click here.
To see the schools Medicine in School Policy click here.
For information on treating head lice please click here. Alternatively further assistance is available from the School Nursing Service on 01522 308800.