Medical

Medical

Mrs Sarah Warner and Mrs Fran Jennings are the School Nurses and each day one of them is based in the Medical Room by the Entrance Hall in no. 28. Children who feel ill or show symptoms of illness are seen by the nurse on duty and, if considered necessary, parents will be contacted. If parents cannot be contacted, children will be looked after in the Medical Room.

The school nurses are always available should you have any questions or concerns.

Allergies

If your child has a significant food allergy, it is helpful if parents can provide an up to date photograph of their child in school uniform. This helps catering staff identify children at risk of an allergic reaction and enables staff to support children when choosing their food.

An increasing number of children are extremely allergic to nuts, including peanuts; this allergy can be so severe as to result in a fatal reaction. In an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to nuts, Hereford Cathedral Junior School requests parents not to send any type of nut to school with children. We hope that, by excluding nuts as snacks, this will significantly reduce the risk of anaphylaxis in susceptible children. However, the school cannot guarantee to be a totally nut-free environment.

Absence and Illness

If a child is ill at home and obviously unwell they should not be sent to school. If a child is absent for a day, please telephone the school secretary after 9.15am or use the online reporting absence form. A note explaining the absence must be brought in with the child on his/her return. If an absence is likely to be for a few days please keep the school informed.

Sickness

When children suffer from vomiting and/or diarrhoea, they should be kept off school. The NHS further recommends that children with these conditions can return 48 hours after their symptoms disappear.

For further NHS advice, please click here.

Headlice

From time to time all schools suffer an attack of headlice. There is no stigma attached as lice prefer clean heads. If your child does get lice please notify school. It is recommended that all members of the family are treated. A standard letter will be sent home to other members of the form.

Medication

If a child needs to take medication at school a permission form must be filled in. All medicines should be given to the school nurse, who can be found on duty in the Medical Room from 8.30am. All medicines should be clearly labelled with your child's name, with written dosage instructions.

When a child starts school, there is a Medical Form to be returned giving an emergency contact number and details of any health problems.

Off Games or Swimming

All children take part in PE lessons and games. Those unable to be involved in physical activity, for medical or other reasons, should complete an 'off games' note and give to the school nurse. Children will only be excused from games with a note from parents or if authorised by the school nurse. Children off games will either be supervised at school or sent to watch the relevant game.

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