The school takes all reasonable care to avoid accidents but from time to time children inevitably hurt themselves.
Staff have been trained in basic first-aid, but if an accident is serious, the school will contact you to arrange for you to take your child to your doctor or to a hospital.
In the case of a serious accident or illness, an ambulance will be called and you will be contacted as soon as possible. The care of your child will have passed from the school to the medical authorities.
You must ensure that the school always have an up-to-date contact telephone number for your home, place of work or a friend or family member willing to look after your child
If your child becomes unwell at school, you will be contacted in order that he or she can be taken home. Please allow your child to make a full recovery before they return to school.
If your child has had a stomach upset or diarrhoea then he/she must have 48 hours at home free from illness before returning to school to ensure they are well and not infectious to other children and adults
If a child is taking medicine on a doctor's prescription and has to take a dose whilst at school, the parent should come to administer it. If this is not possible, the class teacher may be willing to help. Most prescriptions ask for medicine to be administered three times a day. These medicines can be administered just before the start of school, straight after school and at bed times without needing to be given at school.
If a teacher is willing to administer a medicine then the parent must complete a permission form, which can be obtained from the child’s teacher. Without this the teacher will refuse to give the medicine.
Teachers are entitled to refuse to administer medicines and will only administer medicines on the grounds that they will not be held responsible for the administration or wrong administration of such drugs.
Children using inhalers for asthma are expected to know how to look after and use the inhaler for themselves. The class teacher must be told in writing of the child's need for an inhaler.
Reception children are given eyesight tests. With parental permission, children may be given a hearing or eyesight test at other times.
Children in Reception and Y6 are also included in the ‘Heights and Weights’ programme.
01993 775394 St Kenelm's CE Primary School, Wensric Drive, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 0SP