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Please see our Policies page for further more detailed information.
Health Details form
This form should be completed and submitted to the office for every new child and to update existing medical details in school.
NHS 'should I keep my child off school' guidance for parents
Child illness and isolation periods with advice for acceptable absence from school.
Authority to administer medicine
For safety reasons it is not advisable to have medicines in school. However, if your child needs medication during the school day the policy is as follows:
Reception and KS1 – the parent/carer must come into school to administer medicine to their child. If you wish to nominate another adult to come into school to do this on your behalf, a letter giving consent will be needed. School staff cannot be nominated.
KS2 – for prescribed medicines from a Doctor only, a written and signed authorisation using our ‘Authority to administer medicine’ form, along with the medicine, should be given to the office. This confirms that you want your child to administer their own medicine at the dose stated on the pharmacy label, under supervision. The medicine needs to be in its original packaging with the pharmacy label on. Staff will store the medicine and will supervise your child whilst they take their own medicine at the allocated time.
The school will not supervise or administer any non-prescribed medication (e.g. calpol, hayfever medication or any medicines that contain paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin). An adult will need to come to school to administer this to their own child.
If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, an inhaler should be kept in school. This must be registered with the office so all staff are aware your child’s medication is on site.
This can safely be stored by their class teacher in the classroom so all staff will know where that particular inhaler is kept should it be needed in an emergency.
Inhalers MUST NOT BE KEPT IN YOUR CHILD’S BAG. It is dangerous and against health and safety regulations; it is a danger not only for your child but for other children too. Please inform the class teacher or the office if any medicine needs to come into school.
Our local NHS Healthy Family’s Team provide support to school, staff, children and their parents for various concerns and advice.
If you have any concerns with your child's development, the Healthy Families Team is there for help and advice. Please telephone: 0300 1235436 FAB Families is a FREE service in Nottinghamshire designed to help you and your family with food, exercise, and lifestyle changes.
Height and Weight
Every year in England, school children in Reception and Year 6 have their height and weight checked at school as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). These measurements are used to check they’re in the healthy weight range. A date will be arranged with school for the visit and notification and information sent home to parents/carers.
Flu immunisation – nasal spray
The free seasonal flu spray is offered to all children in Reception to Year 6. The local NHS team will arrange a date to visit school and details sent home to parents/carers. Only children with explicit consent from parents/carers to the NHS team will receive the spray.
Advice on recognising concussion can be found in the attached leaflet (ACoRN). https://childbraininjurytrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ACORN-Blank-Template.pdf
If a concussion is suspected, it must always be taken seriously. A second concussion can be extremely serious. Medical advice should be sought before your child returns to school/sports. The ACoRN leaflet below shares information about a safe return.
If your child suffers a concussion in school or outside school, it is vitally important that you keep all people/organisations with responsibility for caring for your child informed so that they are aware of the potential dangers and any restrictions that may apply to the activities your child is permitted to do.
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