Medical

Absence Due to Illness

When a child is not able to attend school due to illness, it is the expectation that parents will notify the school on each day the child is absent. This should be by telephone in the first instance. The school endeavours to contact parents / carers in the event of an unexplained absence.


Medical Conditions/Allergies

If your child has a medical condition or suffers from allergies, please inform the school immediately. Dependent upon the nature of the condition/allergy we may need to complete an Individual Healthcare plan for your child.


Medicines in School

If your child requires medicine in school, it must be brought to the office. Parents/carers must complete a form giving permission for the medicine to be administered by a member of staff. Medicines will not be given to children without written consent from the parent/carer.

Parental Consent Form.pdf  [PDF file]

Parental Consent Form.doc  [Microsoft Word file]


First Aid

There may be occasions when your child needs to visit the medical room during the school day. Your child will be assessed by a trained first aider using the information provided by the child. Based on this information, their illness or injury will be treated accordingly. If the member of staff assessing your child feels it is necessary, a phone call may be placed to a parent for advice or to inform you that your child is unwell and needs to be collected.


Sickness and/or Diarrhoea

Medical advice states that children who have been suffering from sickness and/or diarrhoea should be kept off school until they have been symptom free for 48 hours in order to prevent infection of other children.

Important message

School Information

(Updated November 2021)

Dear Parents & Carers,

Following recent recommendations from the Berkshire West Health Protection Board, we have been advised to implement the below measure for the remainder of the Autumn term.

If your child is a close contact a of positive case (including household contacts) please have your child take a PCR test on day 3 and remain at home until the result is known. Or, at your discretion, your child can take a daily lateral flow test for 7 days, in addition to the one-off PCR test on day 3. If the lateral flow tests remain negative the child can attend school.

 

Government Guidance

Government Covid-19 Response: Autumn & Winter Plan 2021

COVID-19: Guidance on Protecting People Defined on Medical Grounds as Extremely Vulnerable

If your child displays any symptoms please arrange for a test as soon as possible. Information and advice can be found at: 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/

 

Wokingham Borough Council Guidance

Covid Guidance for Parents and Carers

 

Autumn Term  Dates 2021-22

30th November 2021 – Open Evening – 6pm

3rd December 2021 – Non-Uniform Day

8th December 2021 – Flu Immunisations

10th December 2021 – Christmas Dinner/Christmas Jumper day

12th December 2021 (Sunday) – PTA Jingle Bell Jog

13th & 15th December – Year 4 Christmas Production

17th December 2021 – Last day of term

 

Spring Term Dates 2021-22

4th January 2022 – INSET day (school closed)

5th January 2022 – First Day of Term

14th January 2022 – Rocksteady Concert

21st January 2022  – Bags2School Collection

21st – 25th February 2022 – Half Term

28th February 2022 – INSET day (school closed)

30th & 31st March 2022 – Parents’ evening

8th April 2022 – Last Day of Term

Thanks for your continued support

The EJS Team