Medical

Emergency Contact Details: Please make sure that the School Office has up to date phone numbers so that you can be contacted in the unlikely event of an emergency.

School Nurse

The WSBA schools have a School Nurse, who regularly comes to school and carries out routine checks on children at various stages of development, just as in the UK. Normally these are eyesight, hearing and growth checks, for which parents do not need to be present. Occasionally a medical is required, and parents will always be invited if this is the case. FS2 screening visits by both the School Nurse and Speech and Language specialists take place in the Autumn Term each year. You will need to be present and will receive a written invitation to the screening from the appropriate professional.

Dental Inspections

It is parents’ responsibility to have their children’s teeth regularly inspected at the Station Dental Centre. The school, in co-operation with the Centre, may be asked to send reminders home to parents if they have not taken their children for quite a while. Children can be collected from school for check ups and returned to school afterwards.

Medical Conditions

It is important that you notify us upon registration if your child has a medical condition. The class teacher does need to be informed so that a watchful eye can be kept. Medical confidentiality is always maintained.

Medicines in school

Class teachers are not permitted to administer medicines to children in classrooms. If a child needs to take a prescribed controlled medicine whilst at school, this should be arranged with the main school office, who will complete the necessary paperwork and keep the clearly named medicine in a secure area.

Accidents/Illness at school

Sometimes children have minor accidents while at school. If this is the case then they will be given first aid by a qualified first-aider. An assessment is made to decide whether they should stay in school or if their parents should be contacted.

Sometimes, particularly for bangs on the head, a note will be sent home with the child asking parents to keep an eye out for concussion. If a child is feeling unwell before school, they should not be sent in.

Dental/Medical Appointments

Parents may collect children from their classrooms by arrangement, if they have an appointment during school time. Unfortunately, because of our legal responsibility, we cannot allow a child to leave school on their own, and so they must be collected. Children must be signed out in the School Office before departure and signed back in on their return.

Impetigo

Impetigo, sometimes referred to as ‘Cyprus Sores’, is an infection of the top layer of skin with some bacteria. They can be quite common in Cyprus [hence their name] and mostly affect children. They initially look like a blister. The surface of the blister is very fragile and usually breaks leaving a shallow ulcer. This often becomes covered by a yellow crust. If your children get this infection, you should make an appointment to see your doctor immediately. Children with multiple lesions should not go to school, playgroup or crèche, as impetigo is highly contagious. Finally, children with sores should not swim until all lesions have healed.

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