We also try to control / limit ill health to protect others

  • Headlice - if everyone groomed their child's hair once a week, using a headlice comb and conditioner it would be really helpful. If you find headlice or eggs, please let School know so we can alert other parents in the class. Advice on detection and treatment can be found at: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice/pages/introduction.aspx
  • Threadworms - please investigate any itchiness, treat and inform School, as above. Thank you. Children should know how to wash their hands thoroughly with warm water and ordinary soap, for as long as it takes them to sing 'Happy Birthday' twice over! This limits the spread of many ailments.
  • Conjunctivitis ('pink eye') - this is very infectious and a visit to the GP is required. After treatment, children can return to School. There is no exclusion time however if your child is in discomfort they should stay at home.
  • Sickness and diarrhoea - this is usually a viral illness that will resolve itself with rest and boiled water. Children should be kept at home whilst ill

    • and for 48 hours after last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.
      • Cold, bad throats, coughs - children with a temperature will be 'floppy' and unable to learn properly. The best place is at home, in bed. This is the best place for anyone with a really bad throat / cough too.