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Illness & Medicines in School

Please contact the school as early as possible to report an absence on 01929 400330.
The telephone system allows parents/carers to leave a message at any time of the day or night.
If we have not received a message, absences will be followed up with a telephone call to parents/carers.
 
To prevent the spread of infection, School follows the Health Protection Agency's Guidance on infection control in schools.  For more information please click on the link below. 

 

Children who have suffered from diarrhoea and/or vomiting should be kept away from school for 48 hours from the last episode.
 
Medicines in School
The School adheres to Dorset County Council's policy and guidance.   Medicines are only administered when essential; that is where it would be detrimental to a child's health if the medicine were not taken during the school day.  Doctors generally prescribe medicines and antibiotics that only need to be taken two or three times a day.  If possible parents should give medication before and after school and at bedtime to avoid bringing medicines to school.  
 
If a child is on medication and requires this in school hours parents must complete a consent form for Administration of Medicine/ Treatment.  Medicines brought to school must be in the original container and include instructions for administration and dosage.  A record will be kept in the school office of any medicines administered.  All medicines must be handed in, even non-prescribed items.  Medicines will be kept securely out of the reach of children.  Any changes to a prescription must be notified.
 
Asthma
 
If your child has asthma, please complete an asthma card (available at the school office) so that we have accurate information on triggers that cause your child's asthma.  Asthmatic pupils have access to inhalers at all times.  Please ensure the inhaler brought to school is clearly labelled with the child's name and dosage.
 
The policy for supporting children with medical conditions available to read under 'Policies' on this website.
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