Medicines and health issues
We will only administer oral medicines in liquid / tablet form that have been prescribed by a medical practitioner, and are required 4 x day ( 3 x can be organised around the school day) . Medicines must be in the prescribed container, clearly marked with the child’s name, the date, the type of medicine and the quantity and frequency of the dose. We will only accept responsibility for administering medicines during the school day upon completion of an Administration of Medicines Consent Form. Medicines such as asthma inhalers that the child needs to have closely at hand during the day can be stored in an agreed place in the classroom. In these cases we request that an Asthma form be completed. If your child requires any long term medication, please can you contact Mrs Dailly, our SENCo to arrange a meeting.It is important that you alert us immediately, if there are any changes to your child's medical requirements.
Trained first aiders are available at the school.
Head lice love clean long hair so it is always worth checking carefully and keeping long hair tied up in school. Lice and nits can be removed by wet combing. You should try this method first. You can buy a special fine-toothed comb (detection comb) online or from pharmacies or the village shop to remove head lice and nits.
There may be instructions on the pack, but usually you:
- wash hair with ordinary shampoo
- apply lots of conditioner (any conditioner will do)
- comb the whole head of hair, from the roots to the ends
It usually takes about 10 minutes to comb short hair, and 20 to 30 minutes for long, frizzy or curly hair. Do wet combing on days 1, 5, 9 and 13 to catch any newly hatched head lice. Check again that everyone's hair is free of lice on day 17.
Medicated lotions and sprays. Ask your pharmacist for advice if you have tried wet combing for 17 days, but your child still has live head lice. They may recommend using medicated lotions and sprays. These kill head lice in all types of hair, and you can buy them from pharmacies, supermarkets or online. Head lice should die within a day. Some lotions and sprays come with a comb to remove dead lice and eggs. Some treatments need to be repeated after a week to kill any newly hatched lice. Check the pack to see if they're OK for you or your child and how to use them. If lotions or sprays don't work, speak to your pharmacist about other treatments. Some treatments aren't recommended because they're unlikely to work.
You can't prevent head lice. There's nothing you can do to prevent head lice. You can help stop them spreading by wet or dry combing regularly to catch them early. Do not use medicated lotions and sprays to prevent head lice. They can irritate the scalp. There's no need for children to stay off school or to wash laundry on a hot wash.
The bug on the newsletter alerts you to the fact that we have head lice in school. Please make sure when you treat your family, everyone is treated-including the adults!