Health and Wellbeing

Medicines and illness

The school needs to be fully informed of medical conditions that might affect a child in school, notably diabetes, asthma and allergies. We adhere to the guidance on administration of medicines in school issued by the Department for Education.  Any medicines sent to school must be named and a form completed and left with the office giving clear instructions and a parent’s signature.  Every effort is made to ensure that the medicine is administered correctly but the school holds no responsibility.  If you would prefer to come in and administer it yourself – please feel free to do so.

School Health Serviceplaying field

Standard tests for hearing and vision along with checks for height and weight are carried out for Reception and Year 6 children.  However, we can also request further support or checks for children’s hearing at any time, please speak to a member of staff should you have concerns.

Incidents of head lice occur from time to time.  Please bear in mind the following details to help keep our school as clear as possible.  Check children’s hair on a regular basis for any sign of head lice.  Do this by regularly combing through the hair with a nit comb, using conditioner on the hair.  If a member of your family is found to have head lice, please let the school know so that we can send out a general letter to all parents asking them to check their family’s hair.

Healthy Eating 

We adhere to a healthy eating policy; this means that only fruit or vegetables will be acceptable as a snack at break time.  The children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 enjoy a daily fruit and water time; a piece of fruit or vegetable is provided each day through the national fruit and vegetable scheme.  We aim to raise children’s awareness of the effect of consuming foods that contain a high level of sugar, fat, colouring and additives. We cater for a number of children who are sensitive to certain foods and have a inclusive policy throughout the school.

Drinks

We recognise that it is important for children to drink adequate amounts of fluid during the school day. We have four drinking fountains installed outside and a filtered water cooler inside. Children are encouraged to drink at appropriate times during the school day and especially at playtimes. We encourage everyone to have a clearly named drinking water bottle that can be washed and refilled each day. These are available to purchase in school.

It is the responsibility of each child or their parent to check that these are regularly washed and kept clean. These bottles should only contain water and not squash.

Office Water Coolers