Illness and First Aid
It is quite normal for children to have colds and mild viral infections whilst at school.
You do not need to keep your child off school unless they are running a temperature or are obviously unwell.
However if your child has a stomach upset with sickness and/or diarrhoea it is essential that you do not send them to school until 48 hours after the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea.
The NHS link below gives some good advice in making the decision on whether to send your child to school:
If your child is unable to attend school due to illness, please contact the school office absence line between 8.30 – 9.00 am, giving your child's name, class and reason for absence. You will need to contact the school for each day of absence that your child has. The school office is required to call any parent who has not reported their child’s absence by 9.15 am.
If your child has poor attendance or has a regular pattern of illness you will be sent a ‘Reason for Absence’ form to complete detailing your child’s absence. This will need to be returned to the school office within 2 school working days.
Illness at School
Any child who feels unwell at school is taken to the medical room and assessed by a first aid qualified member of staff.
Sometimes the child just needs some quiet time, a drink of water, or a rest and can then return to class. If your child is assessed as being unwell and therefore needing to go home the school office will contact the first available contact on the list provided to the school. It is therefore important that you provide the school with the most up to date contact numbers for your child and inform us if there are any changes.
If a child needs to receive prescribed medicine whilst at school parents or carers are asked to complete the necessary permission forms.
We are unable to give un-prescribed medicine to children and no child should be bringing medicine into school to take themselves.
At Green Oaks we have members of staff who are first aid qualified and all minor cuts and injuries are dealt with in the school’s medical room.
All injuries are recorded in the school accident book and parents are notified in writing or with a phone call if considered necessary.
Serious accident or injury
Serious accidents or injuries are extremely rare.
However in the unlikely event of this occurring the school may advise a parent to take a child straight to the Doctor’s surgery or to Accident and Emergency for assessment. If the accident or injury is significantly severe, the school would seek immediate medical advice before contacting the parent. When a significant injury is sustained at school a member staff will ask you to sign a form to confirm you have been advised of the nature, cause and treatment of the injury. The school will also conduct an Accident and Incident Investigation.