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.
This year, (Reception to Year 6) children have been offered the flu vaccine at school, via their local school aged immunisation provider. Children and staff in at-risk groups* of any age are also offered immunisation via their GP.
Please click on the VirginCare Poster below for more information and to register
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.