Giving regular medicines
We encourage parents whose child is taking medication three times a day, to give it before school, after school and at bedtime.
If a doctor has specified that one of the doses should be given at lunchtime and the parent/carer is unable to administer the dose, our fully trained Paediatric First Aiders will:
1. Ask Parent/Carers to complete a Medicine Administration request form.
2. Refer to this form prior to giving the medicine.
3. Check the child’s name on the form and the medicine in the original packaging.
4. Check the prescribed dose.
5. Check the expiry date.
6. Check the prescribed frequency of the medicine.
7. Measure out the prescribed dose (parents should provide measuring spoons/syringes). If the child is old enough, they can measure the medicine.
8. Check the child’s name again and administer the medicine.
9. Complete and sign our Administration of Medicine Record Book when the child has taken the medicine.
10. If we are uncertain we will check first with parents or doctor.
11. If a child refuses medication, we will inform parents as soon as possible.
Other Absence Requests
Holidays during term time are unauthorised by the school. We strictly adhere to Cambridgeshire County Councils Code of Conduct in taking children out of school during term time.
Parent/Carers MUST inform the school of their child's absence using the absence request form which can be downloaded below. The completed form can be emailed or handed in to the school office.
Leave taken without permission of the Headteacher will be recorded as unauthorised, and your may be liable to a Penalty Notice resulting in a £60 fine per child, per parent (Rising to £120 if not paid within 28 days).
Travelling to and from School (Years 5 & 6)
In deciding whether your child is ready to walk to school you should assess any risks associated with the route and your child’s confidence. Work with your children to build up their independence while walking to school through route finding, road safety skills and general awareness. We believe that you as parents need to decide whether your Year 5 or 6 child is ready for this responsibility and encourage you to look at the guidance below.
All forms are editable and can be completed online.
Please save and return to the school office.