If your child is absent, please telephone the school office before 9am on the first day of absence (and each subsequent day of absence) on 01943 465018 and leave a message on Option 1 providing details of the illness rather than just unwell. ( We have to notify the school community if children have certain illnesses).
Please do not send an email reporting your child's absence as this may not get picked up in time.
We also have afternoon registration at 1.00pm. If for any reason your child is absent in the morning but is returning to school in the afternoon they must be signed in at the office by their parent or carer. They can then join their classes for afternoon registration at 1.00pm.
GUIDELINES FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER ILLNESS
Public Health England provide all schools with guidance on Infection control and when children should return to school after an illness.
For your information we have enclosed a list of all common childhood illnesses and what the guidelines suggest is the recommended period children should be kept away from school or what additional comments they make.
Please always ensure you report your child's absence and the reason they are absent on the absence phone line 01943 465018 or to the school office directly before school registers close at 9.30am each day.
This is important due to safeguarding (we have to know where each child on roll is during the school day) and also so that we can inform parents of vulnerable children and any vulnerable adults in school as soon as possible if there is an illness they need to be aware of.
RASHES & SKIN INFECTIONS
Until all the spots have crusted over
Four days from the onset of the rash
HAND, FOOT & MOUTH
Until lesions are crusted & healed or 48 hours after antibiotics started. (Antibiotic treatment speeds healing & reduces the infectious period)
None but please inform school so that we can inform Vulnerable groups.
DIARRHOEA & SICKNESS
48 Hours from the last episode of diarrhoea & vomiting
5 days from starting antibiotic treatment or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotics given.
Treatment as per your local pharmacy
Treatment is recommended for the child and household contacts-see your GP or local pharmacy
There are many causes but most cases are due to viruses & do not need antibiotic treatment. If the child feels unwell keep them at home until feeling better