Childhood Illness Advice
If your child is unwell please do not send him/her to school.
It is up to you, not your child, to determine whether he/she
is well enough to attend school or not.
Experience has shown that children, who are unwell but say that
they want to come to school, are often overwhelmed when they
arrive there. A child who is unwell will not learn effectively and
will demand an undue amount of attention from staff which
is unfair on the other children. If your child is unable to come to
school please try to ring us in the morning to let us know.
Please note that we do not administer medicine to children.
The exception to this is the use of an inhaler which may be
necessary to control asthma. We have care plans for children
with Asthma and staff are all trained to administer an inhaler.
We also have trained staff to administer an EPI Pen and care
plans for such needs. A normal antibiotic which has to be taken 4
times daily can be taken in the morning, at 1.30pm when your child
is collected, at teatime and bedtime. If you wish medicine to be
administered during school time you are welcome to come and give
the medicine to you child yourself. However, if your child has a
long term or chronic illness which requires frequent medication in
order to maintain regular attendance at school, you should discuss
this with the Principal. You will be asked to complete a care plan
and provide a letter from your GP or Consultant authorising the