Head Lice
Head Lice can be a real problem in schools.  Cases of head Lice should be reported to the class teacher.  Advice on treatment is available from the school office if necessary.  Please note that the School is not responsible for treatment.The Health Authority clearly places responsibility with parents.  However, we do endeavour to keep parents/carers informed if there is an outbreak.

Returning to school after illness
Children returning to school after illness should clearly be fit to do so and free from infection.  Please err on the side of caution when making a decision about your child returning to school.  Children should be fit to participate in all school activities including outdoor games and playtime.  Injury, asthma, respiratory complaints or circulation difficulties are of course exceptions.  If in doubt the school is happy to advise.

First Aid
Simple first aid is given at school when necessary.  If an accident needs hospital attention we will make every effort to contact you first.  Please ensure information from you is up-to-date so that you can be contacted.  There are several first aiders in school.

Medicines
If your child needs medication during the day, you need to complete a form at the office.  If your child is self-administering medication, authorisation and any necessary details are needed in writing, addressed to the Headteacher.

Children with life threatening conditions
One of our children has an auto-immune disease called Juvenile Dermatomyositis.  This affects her in many ways physically.  All staff and children at school are aware of her physical difficulties and that viruses, especially Chicken Pox can be life-threatening for her.  Please contact the school office if your child develops Chicken Pox.Please also be aware that we have a child within the school who has a severe food allergy.  If you are not aware of how you and your child can help make the school a safe place for them, then please contact Ms E Goodwin, Acting Deputy Headteacher. 

Sun Protection
During warm summer months all children should have a named sunhat in school which they will be encouraged to wear when playing outside.  School hats are available from the office or you may provide your own.  Wide brimmed hats or those which cover the neck are ideal. School staff are not permitted to apply sun cream to children but we would ask that you apply a long lasting sunscreen before school in sunny weather.  Children may re apply their own sun cream which must be provided in a clearly named tube or bottle.

Alphington Primary School
Wheatsheaf Way
Alphington
Devon
EX2 8RQ

t: 01392 254291
e: admin@alphington.devon.sch.uk