At times our children can get poorly and are unable to attend school.
If your child is ill we ask you to phone in on the day of illness before 9am. There is always someone available in school to take your call from 7.30am. If the phone is not answered then please leave a message. If you have not contacted the school then the school office will contact you by 9.30am to establish a reason for your child’s absence.
The NHS suggests for parents to “Use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school. Ask yourself the following questions.
If your child has vomited or had diarrhoea then 48 hours absence is required from the last bout of illness. This is advice taken from the school nursing team.
There are a number of illnesses which are contagious;Chicken pox, Impetigo, Scarlet fever. If your child has any of these illnesses then please ensure that any spots or rashes have healed before they return to school.
Further information can be found by clicking the link below
Corona Virus (COVID19)
Infection control; we are ensuring that we put in a system of controls
Firstly, we will minimise contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus symptoms or who have someone in their household who does they do not attend school.
We will ensure the following and we ask that you talk to your children about the following:
- The importance of handwashing on entry and exit of the school building and regular handwashing throughout the day for 20 seconds.
- Good hygiene promoting the ‘catch it, kill it, bin it’ approach.
- We also have hand sanitizing stations in each classroom.
- Maintaining a 1 metre distance from staff where possible.
We will minimise the contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible.
Where necessary staff will wear appropriate PPE. (First Aid and emergencies)
(This links to our Health and Safety Policy)
- If your child is displaying any symptoms a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), you must keep them at home.
- Any child who displays symptoms when at school, will be sent home and advised to follow the guidance which sets out that they must self-isolate for at least 7 days and should arrange to have a testto see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19). Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.
- Parents will be expected to ensure that there is never a time that there will not be an adult available to collect a child within 45 minutes of receiving a call from school. If the child needs to go home because of symptoms, our school will have an area that is not used for anything else where the child will be isolated whilst being supervised by an adult who can maintain at least 2m distance throughout.
- If there is a confirmed case in school, we will enact policies to test and/ or isolate the rest of the class and all parents will be informed.
We will follow the guidelines as laid out by Public Health England on any cases within school.