Your Child's Health

Health and Welfare
 
Medical screening tests are carried out by the school nurse for hearing, sight, height and weight, during the reception year. Parents will be informed, and are welcome to attend. The school follows the Suffolk County Asthma policy.
 
The school may advise that if children are unwell, they should not attend school until they are completely well. Minor cuts and bruises will be dealt with at school by a first aider, but parents will be contacted via the emergency home contact system in the unlikely event of this being necessary.
 
There is a no smoking policy in all areas of the school which parents and visitors are asked to observe. Health and Safety checks are carried out regularly on school and playground equipment. Fire drills are held so that children and staff become familiar with the routine.
There is a security lock on the entrance door and to ensure children’s safety all visitors are required to report to the school office. Badges are provided for all visiting adults on site.
 
Medicines
 
When children are required to take prescribed medicine during school hours it should be marked with the child’s name and clearly labeled with precise details of timing and dosage accompanied by a permission slip (available from the school office). The medicine should be handed over personally to the class teacher. We do, however, reserve the right not to agree to administer medicine if there is any doubt.