Almost every member of staff, both teaching and non-teaching, has a level of first aid training ranging from half-day and day courses to three day intensive training courses. Two members of our Foundation Unit staff hold Paediatric First Aid certificates.
If your child receives a head injury, (s)he will be given a red letter advising you of this and providing information on what to look for following a head injury. Please be assured that if we have any concerns about your child following a head-bump, we will contact you, or your emergency contact person, straightaway.
Illness during the day
If your child feels ill at school, we will contact you either for advice or to ask you to collect him/her.
Asthma, Epilepsy and Allergies
If your child suffers from these or any other serious complaint, we request that you help us to complete a medical care plan to enable us to provide the right care for your child whilst parents and/or medical help are summoned.
Epipens/medicines are kept in an accessible, labelled container in the school office. Inhalers are kept by the children in Key Stage 2 and by the teacher in the classrooms in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.
Yorkshire & Humberside NHS recently produced a letter encouraging all pupils with asthma to remember to take their preventative medication over the holidays
"Our records show that in September, many more children go to hospital with increased asthma symptoms than at any other time of year.
This increase in asthma symptoms may be due to the fact that some children experience fewer symptoms during the summer holidays, and sometimes forget to take their asthma medication regularly.
Ensuring your child takes their “preventer” asthma medication regularly during the summer holidays and throughout the year will help your child to control their asthma condition in the best possible way, and will also help us to reduce hospital admissions linked to asthma."
We will administer medicines that have been prescribed by your doctor in accordance with our Administration of Medication Policy, if requested to do so. Parents/carers must hand these in at the school office and provide guidelines for their administration.
Diarrhoea and Sickness
Please do not send your child to school following bouts of diarrhoea or sickness for at least 48 hours after the last attack.
This is NHS guidance to help prevent the spread of illness. If we believe that the guidelines have not been followed, we will contact you to ask you to take your child home.
If your child is unwell and unable to attend school, please let us know by telephone as early as possible on the first morning of absence. An absence note should follow this on the child’s return to school. If your child is absent and we have not heard from you by 9.15 a.m., we will telephone you. This is part of our process of checking that all children who set out to school arrive safely.
You are required under the Education Act (1996) to ensure your child attends school regularly. There is, however, a discretionary power held by the Head teacher to authorise absence in exceptional circumstances. Please note this is not an entitlement. The Head teacher will only authorise absence in line with the East Riding Behaviour & Attendance Partnership ‘Absence From School For Exceptional Circumstances Policy’. Headteachers will not authorise absences if they believe it is to the detriment of a child’s education.
Please see the School Policies page for more details regarding school policy on absences.
Medical appointments during school hours
It is essential that you inform the office staff on collection, and sign your child out of school. Please sign in again on return. This is very important because, if there is a need to evacuate the school, we need to know exactly who is on the premises.
In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 all children are entitled to a free piece of fruit each day under the Fruit for Schools scheme. Older pupils may bring fresh or dried fruit to eat during morning break.
All children must bring a named water bottle each day and will have access to it during the sessions. Children may be asked not to drink during direct teaching. Please note that only water is permitted and clear, flavoured drinks are not allowed.