The School Doctor visits our school and parents are invited to be present at any examination or treatment
their child may receive.
Routine checks are made by the Health Visitor, School Nurse and School Dentist. The school has a
responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of the parents’ children while they are in loco parentis.
Headlice are a problem in school from time to time. We have taken advice from the local Health Authority
and following National Guidelines we are advised that it is not our responsibility to check children’s hair on
However we will send out reminders concerned with the necessity to check heads and the School
Nurse will see any parent to give advice where necessary. Mrs Taylor is in school on a fortnightly basis. The
Health Centre, chemist or your own doctor may also offer advice.
Whilst we cannot check children ourselves, where it becomes very apparent that an individual child has a
problem we will draw it to the attention of the parents and expect them to take immediate action.
We have a qualified First Aider in school. Medicines will NOT normally be given by a member of staff. In
exceptional cases the Headteacher will administer medicine but only after parents have been into school to
sign a form giving permission to do so.
Asthma Inhalers will be handed to class teachers in the Infants and
kept in children’s bags in the Juniors. Please complete appendix 1.2 and 2 Asthma forms if your child suffers
from asthma and return them to the Headteacher.