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  • End of Term

    The final day of this academic year is Friday 21st July.

    Administration of Medicines in School

    It would be appreciated if parents, as far as possible, dealt with the administration of medicine at home. If a child requires prescribed medication four times a day, then parents are asked to deliver the medication to the school office. The medicine should be brought to school by a parent or other adult. It is also necessary for you to complete a form giving permission that the medication may be administered to your child. A copy of the form is available below and also in the School Pro Forma section. The medicine should be in a properly labelled container. The label should contain the following information: (For further guidance please read our Managing Medicines Policy)

    • the child’s name
    • the name of the medicine
    • the dosage and time of administration
    • date of dispensing
    • storage instructions
    • expiry date

    If your child has a long-term illness such as epilepsy or asthma and requires medication on an infrequent and irregular basis you should contact the school. The school is advised that it should only accept responsibility where specific guidance has been received on the nature of the emergency and the procedure necessary to cope with it.

    Exclusion Procedure for Illness/ Communicable Disease

    Disease/ Illness

    Minimal Exclusion Period

    Antibiotics prescribed

    First 2 days at home

    Temperature

    If sent home, child must be off for 24 hours

    Vomiting

    Kept at home for 48 hours from last episode of vomiting

    Conjunctivitis

    Kept at home for 2 days, thereafter until eyes stop weeping

    Diarrhoea

    Kept at home for 48 hours  from last episode of diarrhoea

    Chickenpox

    7 days from the appearance of the rash

    Gastro-enteritis, food poisoning, salmonella and dysentery

    Until authorised by the District Community Physician

    Infective Hepatitis

    7 days from the onset of jaundice

    Measles

    4 days from the appearance of the rash

    Meningococcal Infection

    Until recovery from the illness

    Mumps

    Until the swelling has subsided and in no case less than 7 days from the onset of the illness

    Whooping Cough

    21 days from the onset of cough

    Poliomyelitis

    Until declared free from the infection by the District Community Physician

    German Measles

    7 days from the appearance of the rash

    Scarlet Fever/ Streptococcal

    Infection of the throat

    Until the appropriate medical treatment has been given and in no case less than 3 days of the start of treatment

    Tuberculosis

    Until declared free from infection by the District Community Physician

    Typhoid Fever

    Until declared free from infection by the District Community Physician

    Impetigo

    Until the skin has healed

    Lice

    Until appropriate treatment has been given

    Plantar Warts

    No exclusion. Should be treated and covered

    Ringworm of scalp

    Until cured

    Ringworm of body

    Seldom necessary to exclude provided treatment is being given

    Scabies

    Need not be excluded, once appropriate treatment has been given