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Paston Ridings 
Primary School

Health and Medication

We are a Health Promoting School and we encourage the development and emotional well being of our pupils through promoting healthy eating habits, physical activity and safety awareness.

During your child’s time at Paston Ridings School, health checks are carried out by the Local Health Authority during your child's first and last year at School.

School Nurse

Our School Nurse, Mrs Penny Pitcher, visits regularly and is available to give advice to parents regarding your children’s health. To book an appointment to see her regarding any concerns you may have, please contact the school office on 01733 762742. A short referral form will need to be completed and passed to Penny who will contact you regarding an appointment.

Medical Conditions / Medication

Parents are asked to inform the school of any ongoing medical conditions such as asthma, epilepsy or allergies that a child might have so that we can deal with them appropriately. When necessary the School Nurse will be involved in preparing a medical plan if this is required.

If your child requires specific medication during the school day, please contact the school office to complete the necessary paperwork.  If medication has been prescribed by the doctor (other than inhalers) we would normally expect this to be administered outside of school hours. However, if this is impossible, parents or carers can come to school to administer the dose. Antibiotics prescribed for four times a day can be administered if the correct paperwork is completed first. All medication is kept in a secure cabinet or secure fridge and will be administered by two members of staff.

Illness

It is requested that children are kept off school whilst suffering from infectious ailments in order to protect other children. If your child becomes ill in school and we feel they are unable to cope, we will contact you so they can be taken home.

If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be absent from school for 48 hours following the last bout of illness.

Accidents

In the event of minor accidents at school, basic first aid will be administered by a qualified First Aid person. If it is more serious and we are unable to contact you, then an ambulance will be called.

Please note that that it is very important that your contact details are kept up to date. If there are any changes to your circumstance, please inform the School Office.