Children's Health Information
- Emergency Contacts
- School Health Service
- Prescribed Medication
- Water Bottles
On entry to school we will ask you to provide medical information and emergency contact details for your child to enable us to contact you or a nominated contact quickly in the event of your child becoming ill or injured at school. It is your responsibility to ensure that these details are kept up to date. Please ensure any changes are provided to the school office promptly and in writing.
School Health Service
When your child starts full-time education you will be asked to complete a School Health Questionnaire provided by the NHS School Nursing Team. The information provided by parents in the questionnaire is treated in the utmost confidence. Our School Nurse visits on a regular basis to carry out eyesight and hearing tests and also checks for height and weight of reception and year 6 pupils. As part of the school curriculum she will also be invited into school to talk to various groups of children, either on matters arising out of a class topic, specific aspects of health and hygiene and sex education. If you have concerns about your child’s health, the school nurse can be contacted by phoning the Child Health Department at Herts and Essex Community Hospital on (01279) 827909
Any medicines brought into school must be kept under adult supervision. If you have notified us that your child is asthmatic, an inhaler must be kept in an agreed accessible place at the school. If your child needs to take medication during the school day a member of school staff can agree to act for you and administer the medication to your child on your behalf, correct procedures must be followed. Please bring medicines to the school office where you will be required to complete a form for your child which details how the medication should be correctly administered. Non prescribed medication e.g. Nurofen, Calpol etc must be administered by a parent or carer and will only be administered by a member of school staff under exceptional circumstances. Please ask to see: Policy and Procedure for Administration of Medicines and First Aid in School.
Children are encouraged to bring a filled water bottle with them to school each day, especially in the warm summer months. Water Bottles are available to purchase from the school office.
In hot weather sun cream should be applied before your child comes to school as these products cannot be applied by school staff. Unsupervised children are prone to get it in their eyes and products could cause an allergic reaction for another child.
Please do not allow your child to bring sun cream to school unless your child has a medical plan that includes it.