Lancasterian Primary School

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  • A safe and welcoming learning community where:
  • - we all aim high;
  • - everyone is included;
  • - creativity is valued.
    Health and Welfare

    The health and welfare of the children is monitored closely. We have numerous members of staff trained in First Aid to look after any child who becomes sick or injured whilst at school. Parents and carers will be informed immediately if we think a child is too unwell to stay in school. If your child is unwell in the morning, it is advisable that he/she should stay at home until fully recovered, as we have no facilities for looking after sick children.

    When in Reception every child is given a sight and hearing check-up.

    In general, there are three main sets of circumstances where school staff may be required to support pupils with medical needs or conditions.

    These are:

    a) Cases where pupils recovering from a short-term illness are well enough to return to school, but are receiving a course of prescribed medication such as antibiotics;

    b) Cases of chronic illness or long-term complaints, such as asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy, which may require an individual health care plan;

    c) Children with a specific special medical need who require an individual or emergency health care plan.

    Prescription medicines will not administered unless they have been prescribed for a child by a doctor, dentist, nurse or pharmacist (medicines containing aspirin will only be given if prescribed by a doctor).

    Medicine (both prescription and non-prescription) will only be administered to a child where written permission for that particular medicine has been obtained from the child’s parent and/or carer.

    Non-prescription medication e.g. pain and fever relief or teething gel will only be administered when there is a health reason to do so. 



    Parents/carers will play an important part in ensuring that our protective measures work effectively. Please see below the expectations that we will require you to follow:

    children who have symptoms or areisolating due to symptoms in their household should be kept at home for the expected isolation times, 10 days as a minimum for a child with symptoms (not returning until all symptoms have cleared) or 14 days if isolating due to symptoms in their household -please see stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection for full guidance;

    symptomswhich could indicate Coronavirus are:

    * a new, continuous cough; or

    * a hightemperature (a temperature of 37.9C or more); or

    * loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


    any child with suspected symptoms at school will be isolated immediately and parents/carers will be called to come and collect them – the child and their household should isolate straight away;

     parents/carers must immediately call 119 or visit to access testing if their child shows symptoms, and report back to the school with the result as soon as possible - all children can be tested, including children under 5, but children aged 11 and under will need to be helped by their parents/carers if using a home testing kit;


    where a child tests negative, they can return to their setting as soon as they feel better and their fellow household members can end their self-isolation;


    Where a child tests positive the rest of their group of 30 children may be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 14 days – this will be determined by the Local Health Protection Team who will advise the school (the other household members of that wider group do not need to self-isolate unless their child subsequently develops symptoms)