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General Welfare

Our Welfare room is a friendly area to enable the children to feel comfortable if they are hurt or unwell.

First Aiders

We have a number of First Aiders in our school who are trained to administer First Aid in addition to our welfare officer.


We can administer children’s medications in school providing 'A request for medication' form is completed beforehand. We follow our school’s guidelines for administering medication, ‘First aid, managing medicines and supporting pupils with medical needs’ policy, available under the ‘policies, procedures and arrangements’ tab. 

If your child has a medical need, we will ask that you come in and see our welfare officer to complete a care plan to support your child in school.  Our welfare officer also needs to see parents if a child is returning to school from an operation or has an injury e.g. a fracture.


We regularly work with other NHS professionals. The children have medical checks e.g. hearing tests and dentist visits during their time in school, which is organised by the NHS. Parents receive a letter before these checks take place.


If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be absent from school for 48 hours after being unwell.

If your child has head lice, this must be treated before your child comes to school.

If you are unsure on how long your child can be off school with an illness, please contact our welfare officer who can advise you.

Useful links

Here are some useful links to websites that may be of interest.

NHS Advice - Is my child too ill for school?

Headlice advice

NHS advice line