Reporting Sickness Absence
If your child is unwell and unable to come into school, you must inform us be telephoning: 01895 442904 after 8.00am.
We will ask you what the nature of the illness is and the expected length of absence.
It is not possible to ring and leave a message.
It is very important that our welfare assistants are informed of any medical conditions your child may have. They will take responsibility with the class teacher for ensuring that all children are cared for appropriately.
Children who suffer from severe allergies / asthma must have two Epi-pens /inhalers at school. One will be kept in the classroom and the other in the medical room.
We understand that all young children suffer from sickness from time-to-time; however, not all illness needs time off school. The school is able to administer Calpol or Doctor prescribed medication on completion of a ‘Consent Form’.
The following guidance from medical professionals is offered:
Nil days absence required for:
Cough / Cold
Earache / Headache
Hand, Foot & Mouth
Sore throat / Tonsillitis
Warts / Verrucae
The following levels of absence are expected for such conditions as:
|Chicken Pox||Children may return 5 days after the rash has started|
|Flu||Up to 5 days|
|German Measles||Children may return 6 days after the rash has started|
|Impetigo||Children may return 2 days after stating anti-biotics once the lesions have crusted over and dried|
|Measles||Children may return 4 days after the rash has started|
|Sickness / Diarrhoea||Children should not attend school for 48 hours following each episode|
|Scabies||Children can come into school after the first day of treatment.|