During the time your child is at school she/he will be examined by the school nurse. We will inform you of the date and time of these medicals and would encourage parents to come along to these examinations. This will include details of any vaccinations that are to be given to pupils; again parents can attend if they wish. The school nurse also visits for routine screening, i.e. for eye/hearing tests.
These are infrequent so we would advise parents to make their own arrangements. Parents are informed when they do take place and can choose to withdraw their child from these checks.
Illness and accidents in school
If a child becomes ill during school time we will contact the parents or carers as appropriate. Cuts and grazes sometimes occur due to minor accidents, usually at play times. Wounds will be bathed with water and a dressing applied if necessary.
All parents will be informed through the home/school book. A minor incident form will completed and attached if first aid has been administered to their child during the school day. If an accident results in a serious injury, a child may have to be taken to hospital. In this event parents will be informed immediately.
We can only administer medication with the written consent of parents. Medication should have clear instructions written on them. Should your child need emergency medication you will be contacted.
Absence from school
Springhallow School enjoys a high rate of attendance through the support of parents and carers. It is a legal responsibility to ensure your child attends school on a regular basis. It would therefore be appreciated if parents could inform the school in writing the reason for their child’s absence. Pupils who are absent without information being given to the school will be marked in the register as having an unauthorised absence.
It is expected that family holidays will be taken during the school holidays. However, in exceptional circumstances, families wishing to absent their child from school during term time should seek permission in writing from the Headteacher.