Illness during the day

We will contact your if your child is unwell during the school day. Up-to-date information about where you, or a relative, can be contacted during the day is essential.

Emergencies

If your child needs emergency medical treatment, we will contact you immediately or send for an ambulance.

Medical Appointments

We do request that parents make all medical appointments in the school holidays or later in the school day, so that children are not missing out on teaching time.

If this cannot be avoided, and you need to take your child out of school for a medical appointment, would you please make arrangements to collect your child from the school office. Office staff will need to see any evidence of the appointment e.g. letter or appointment card from the hospital, dentist, opticians etc.

Absence

If your child is too unwell to attend school please let us know before 9.30 am. you can use any of the following methods:

We need to know the reason why your chils is absent e.g. their symptoms. If they are absent for more than three consecutive days, please update the school on their progress.

 

Our school operates a first day contact system and therefore, if we are not aware of why your child is absent from school, we will contact you during the day as part of our attendance routine. contact from you would be greatly appreciated as this saves the school time and money and also helps us to form good relationships with parents. 

Medicines in School

Staff are not generally allowed to administer any type of medicine. However, office staff will administer prescribed medicines (medicines prescribed by a Doctor) if absolutely necessary e.g. those that are required to be administered four times a day, or taken with food. if a prescribed medicine is necessary, the school must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. these are available from the school office 

Any prescribed medicines brought to school, must be clearly labelled with your child's name and year group. Medicines should be brought to/collected from the school office by and adult, so that it may be stored safely and securely. No patent unprescribed medicines should be brought into the school premises.

Children of any age with asthma, can keep their inhalers with them during school time. Again, parents need to let the class teacher and the office staff know that their child has an asthma inhaler and parents must sign a consent form for the children to self-administer this medication 

 Head Teacher Mrs Jayne Winnard 

Mrs J Quinn / Mrs M Taylor

Tel: +44 (0) 1709 894149

Email: admin@heathergarth.org

Billingley View, Bolton-on-Dearne, Rotherham

S63 8ES