Our school nurses have issued advice on winter readiness.
Children and staff in educational settings are particularly susceptible to the spread of infections, such as seasonal influenza (flu) and gut infections (such as norovirus) which increase over the winter months. Outbreaks often occur due to the close contact between children and staff. However, the impact can be reduced by following the advice provided and by adopting good infection control practices.
2020 update from School, Nurse Team: As you are aware the plan this year is for the biggest flu campaign ever delivered. If you haven’t already, please do follow the link previously shared to complete consent for your child to receive this vaccine at their school session. Clearly we are unable to offer all children vaccines in the early part of the season and will have schools booked up to mid-December. Alongside this we will offer community clinics throughout the season for if you child misses their vaccine at school. Some children are more at risk from Flu and for these medically vulnerable children we would like to offer early clinics to ensure they are protected at the earliest opportunity. If you believe your child fits into this category please contact our Single Point of Access (SPA) on 0300 247 0082 to book into a clinic that is convenient to you.
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Head lice and nits are very common in young children and their families. They do not have anything to do with dirty hair and are picked up by head-to-head contact.
It is important that you treat your child's hair effectively to avoid spreading these annoying critters.
Please see link to the NHS website for advice on what to look for and treatment
Please make sure your child has weather appropriate clothing in school.
In the event of your child needing to be off school, please follow the school's Attendance procedure and see the school's communication protocol for details of who to contact in school, when to contact them and how.
If you have any questions or concerns, please see your class teacher or contact the school.
Scarlet fever is a contagious infection that mostly affects young children. It's easily treated with antibiotics.
For more information about scarlet fever, the symptoms and treatment, please see the NHS website link.
If your child is diagnosed with scarlet fever, it is important that you let the school know as soon as possible.