Pupil Health and Welfare
The school is visited by the School Nursing Sister, Doctor, Dentist and Audiometrician. You will be invited to attend if your child is called for a medical check by the doctor and due notice will be given of date and time.
During their time with us it is likely that your child will suffer from one of the common childhood illnesses. Please see the list of recommended exclusion times below – we ask that you abide by these for the well-being of the other children. Occasionally, your child will suffer from a minor infection, tummy bug etc. and you may feel that they are well enough to continue attending school. We respectfully ask that, as these upsets can rapidly spread, that you keep your child at home for 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided. Sometimes it will be necessary for medication to be administered during the day. Should this be the case, we ask you to note that:
• Only medication obtained under a doctor’s prescription will be administered. It must be delivered to the school office in its original container by a responsible adult.
• Only medication which requires three/four doses per day will be administered unless timing is specifically mentioned on the label.
Where children suffer from Asthma, Diabetes etc. we encourage them to become responsible for their own medications.
No other medications (e.g. throat sweets, creams, etc.) are to be brought to school under any circumstances.
Wherever a large number of children work and play, there will be the inevitable bump, cut or graze. These are dealt with by an adult using the minimum amount of first aid necessary to deal with the injury.
All staff employed by William de Yaxley Church of England Academy have undergone first aid training and all accidents requiring treatment are logged in accordance with necessary legislation. Where children receive a significant bump to the head, parents will receive a note informing them of the incident.
Sometimes it will be necessary to contact you if we feel that the injury is of a more serious nature which cannot be dealt with adequately by the school. This will be done as quickly as possible and for this reason, it is important that you keep us informed of any change in contact numbers which we have listed at school.
If we are unable to contact you, we reserve the right to seek out medical assistance on your behalf should the injury require such action. Therefore, we ask that you sign the authorisation section of your child’s medical information form in order that we may implement this procedure without delay.