If your child needs to take on-going medication e.g. for asthma, please into come into school and discuss your child’s requirements with the school office. You will be asked to contribute to a Care Plan outlining your child’s medical needs, the dose and timing of medication and what action should be taken in an emergency. If the medical need is complex the school nurse will be invited to give advice at the Care Plan meeting. The medicine must be prescribed by a Doctor and the Care Plan signed by the child’s parent or carer. The Care Plan and medication will be kept in the school office and administered under the supervision of an adult.
Parental consent to administer prescription medicine to a child whilst they are in school, must be given in writing. Medicines must be in the original container as dispensed by the pharmacy. Willington Primary will not give your child prescription medicine, unless you complete and sign a medication form.
If your child becomes ill or sustains any injury at school, they will be cared for by a member of staff. If it is deemed necessary parents will be asked to come to the school to collect their child.
In case of an emergency, please make sure we always have up-to-date phone numbers where you can be contacted.
Parents/carers will be informed of any head injuries sustained and for serious accidents we follow the procedures laid down by Durham County Council.
This is a very common problem in schools, which is easily treatable at home. Treatments can be purchased at the chemist. If you do discover head lice we can provide advice in school; please come in and ask for an information sheet. It would be helpful if you would let the school know if your child does have head lice so that other parents can be alerted to check their children’s hair and treat it if necessary.