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Health and Welfare

Health

The school nurse keeps a check on the children's general health, and also conducts routine height and weight checks on children in Reception and Year 6. The community dentist visits the school once a year and advises parents if dental treatment is necessary.

Welfare

The school works closely with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Early Help Team, to check on the attendance and punctuality of children, and to offer parents help and advice on matters concerning their children's welfare. The Early Help Team can be contacted via the school or via email earlyhelp@rbkc.gov.uk

Nits and Head Lice

From time to time there are cases of head lice in all schools. There is no need to worry, as they are as common as a cold. However, whilst they are not serious, they can be a great nuisance and very infectious. If a child is discovered to have head lice, parents are informed and asked to treat their child's hair immediately. Likewise, parents are asked to inform the school if they discover their child has lice, and to check the whole family's hair regularly as a preventative measure.

Infectious Diseases

The school should be notified immediately if a child has an infectious disease. Children who are unwell with an infectious disease should not be at school. Once they are better, they should return, unless they pose a risk of infection to others.

Diarrhoea and Vomiting

The school should be notified immediately if a child has diarrhoea and vomiting. Children who are unwell with diarrhoea or vomiting should not be at school. Once they are better, AND they have been clear of diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms for 48 hours, they should return.

Medicines in School

We cannot administer medication to a child unless it is prescribed by a doctor. If a child needs to take a prescribed medicine during the school day, their parent should take the medicine to the School Office and complete a brief form authorising the administrative staff to dispense the medicine to their child.

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Allergies

The school should be made aware of any allergies from which a child may suffer, before the child joins the school. Many children suffer from asthma and parents are asked to complete an Asthma Card for their child, to ensure that they receive the correct treatment when necessary.