Health and Wellbeing

Head Lice
Head Lice can be a real problem in schools. Cases of head lice should be reported to the class teacher. Advice on treatment is available from the school office if necessary. Please note that the school is not responsible for treatment. The Health Authority clearly places responsibility with parents. However, we do endeavour to keep parents/ carers informed by text if there is an outbreak.

Returning to school after illness
Children returning to school after illness should clearly be fit to do so and free from infection. Please err on the side of caution when making a decision about your child returning to school. In the cases of sickness and diarrhoea, children should not return to school until 48 hours after the last bout. Children should be fit to participate in all school activities including outdoor games and playtime. Injury, asthma, respiratory complaints or circulation difficulties are of course exceptions.  If in doubt the school is happy to advise.

First Aid
Simple first aid is given at school when necessary. If an accident needs hospital attention we will make every effort to contact you first. Please ensure information from you is up-to-date so that you can be contacted. There are a number of trained staff who are first-aiders in school.

Medicines
If your child needs prescribed medication during the day, you will need to complete a request to administer medication form which you can get from the school office.

If your child is asthmatic please make sure that they have an up to date inhaler in school and if your child has a short or long term medical need which includes day to day support and details of emergency action that may need to be taken you will have to complete a Health Care Plan, available from the office.

Sun Protection
During warm summer months all children should have a named sunhat in school which they will be encouraged to wear when playing outside.  Wide brimmed hats or those which cover the neck are ideal.
We would ask that you apply a long lasting sunscreen before school in sunny weather.

Emergency Contact Information
Please ensure that your contact details are correct, especially mobile phone numbers, and that the school is told about any health matters, especially allergies, relating to your child.