If your child suffers with asthma and has an inhaler we ask that one is kept at school at all times. This should be in date and prescribed to your child. Please hand this to your child's class teacher or to the school office. Inhalers and spacers should be labelled clearly with your child's name. An Asthma Card will need to be filled in and signed by a parent/carer.
EpiPen or similar
If your child has a severe allergy and is prescribed an EpiPen or similar, the school requires at least one to be kept on site at all times. Please check the pens are in date and clearly labelled with your child's name. A Health Care Plan will need to be filled in and signed by a parent/carer and headteacher.
Other prescribed medications
The school can only administer prescribed medications e.g. antibiotics. If your child requires medication during the day, that is not prescribed, then we will ask a parent or carer to come into the school to administer it. All medications must be handed to the school office by an adult and collected at the end of the day - for safeguarding reasons we are unable to hand over medication to children directly to bring home.
Illness whilst at school
Should your child become unwell during the school day with a high temperature, sickness and/or diarrhoea, we will telephone you and ask you to collect your child. If your child is unwell but not displaying any of the above your child will be monitored and if necessary you will be contacted to either collect your child or to bring in some paracetamol if this will help them feel better.
Green Lanes School have staff trained in first aid to deal with accidents or illness. Children who are sick or injured are made comfortable and given the treatment felt to be appropriate by the staff on duty. The child may be sent home with a slip to inform parents/carers if necessary. If the children are unable to continue school, parents/carers will be contacted and asked to collect their children.
Members of staff are not permitted to administer any form of medicine that is not prescribed to any child, nor are children allowed to self administer medicine (with the exemption of asthmatic children with inhalers and diabetic children).
If your child is or has been ill please consider the welfare of your own and other children when deciding whether they should return to school. Children should not attend school for 48 hours following the last episode of vomiting and/or diarrhoea.
NHS Direct have a dedicated webpage with information regarding Absence from School. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/
A School Nurse visits the school regularly to monitor the children's health during the course of their time at Green Lanes. With parents/carers permission height, weight and vision tests will be carried out. The nurse will see individual parents if required.
Hearing tests are carried out separately by the Audiology Department.
If you have any concerns please contact the School Nurse at:
Queensway Health Centre,
Hatfield AL10 0LF
Tel: 01707 252450
Hertfordshire Family Centre Service
Green Lanes has been awarded the 'Good Diabetes Care in School Award'. This award is valid until March 2018. The school has been recognised for the support it provides to ensure children with Type 1 diabetes at school are fully included in all school activities and receive the care they deserve.