If Your Child Is Ill
There will be times when your child is unable to attend school because of illness. We ask you to inform us on the first day if your child is unable to attend school. We will also ask you the reason and expected duration of the absence. Our Attendance Policy is available from the office if you would like more detailed information.
In accordance with the Education Act 1996, is the duty of parents/carers to ensure the regular attendance of their child in school. This means that she/he must be in attendance and on time every day unless she/he is ill or there is any other unavoidable cause.
A written note to your child’s teacher is required should your child be unable to participate in PE or swimming for any reason.
Medicines and Medication
Schools are strongly discouraged from administering medicines to pupils. It is also strongly recommended that children should not be allowed to carry or administer their own medication – with the exception of asthma inhalers. We need to be informed if your child suffers from asthma so that we can ensure that all adults will be aware of the possible need for an inhaler. In Key Stage 1 inhalers will be kept by your child’s teacher. Older children will take responsibility for their own inhalers. In special circumstances the Headteacher will administer medication. In the event of the Headteacher taking responsibility for the administration of medicines an individual health care plan will be drawn up by the Headteacher in consultation with the parents/carers and any relevant health professionals. All medicines must be in their original containers.