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Potten EndChurch of England Primary School

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Medical

In the event of an accident or injury, first aid and care is provided by a qualified first-aider. The school needs to know of any medical history or condition that a child may have, or treatment/medication that a child is currently receiving. It is also vital that parents advise us of any allergies to which their child is susceptible.

 

In the event of a child needing medication during the school day, written permission giving details of the medication and frequency to be taken must be given in writing before medication can be administered. A form for this is available to download below or from the school office. Any medicines (including inhalers) brought to the school must be clearly marked with the child’s name and handed directly to the office for safe keeping.

 

If a child becomes ill during the school day we will try to contact their parent by telephone. Parents are therefore asked to ensure that we have an up-to-date address and telephone number in the event of an emergency.

 

If a child has been absent from school with an infectious disease such as influenza, German measles, mumps or chickenpox the parent should check with the Head Teacher or their own doctor before the child returns to school. If a child has had a stomach upset, they should remain away from school for a clear 48 hours since the last attack of diarrhoea or sickness.

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