Guidance on Illness
If your child is away from school for any reason, please telephone the school as soon as possible. Any absence not explained is recorded as ‘unauthorised’. Registers are completed as soon as the children come into school and any child not present when the register is returned to the school office will be marked absent. If children arrive late they need to go to the school office to let the office staff know they have arrived. Their absent mark will then be changed to a late mark.
Below is further information and guidance for parents concerning illness:
Management of Headlice
Headlice are extremely common in close-knit environments such as schools. Please click HERE to access information on the management of head lice.
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, he or she 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.
Medicines in School
In order that your child receives the correct treatment we ask that medicines that need administering during the school day be kept to a minimum.
You are most welcome to come into school and administer yourself, but the school does need to be fully aware of the arrangements made.
Special arrangements are made for children with asthma. Prescribed medicines only can be administered by the school office the relevant form must be completed and signed at the office.
Accident or illness at school
If your child is taken ill or hurt at school, we shall make every effort to contact you. So that we can act quickly and correctly we ask all parents to complete a ‘personal details’ form, informing us of emergency telephone contacts and giving authorisation for the school to act on your behalf should it be necessary.
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‘Members of our family have been pupils at Eastfield since 1975 – highly recommended.’