Accidents and Illness
We follow Highland Council accident reporting and risk assessment procedures.
Please inform the school if your contact details or those of your emergency contact change. It is very important that the school holds up to date contact information.
Any injury to a child will be assessed and treated by Mrs Bain who is the school’s First Aider. You or your emergency contact will be informed of accidents. In more serious cases we might take the injured child directly to Caithness General Hospital or Medical Centre and meet you there.
If, in the case of illness, a child is considered unfit to remain in school every effort will be made to contact the parents or carer, failing this, the Emergency Contact. If no one is available the child is kept in school until contact is made. If your child has sickness or sickness and diarrhea your child should not return to school for 48 hours after the last episode. Please call the school to let us know.
Your child’s Health Visitor is part of the Care & Learning Team and is responsible for your child’s wellbeing until they reach Primary 1 at which point the head teacher becomes the ’Named Person’ in other words, becomes responsible for your child’s wellbeing . The School Nurse will give a routine screening service to pupils in Primary 1 and Primary 7.
You must inform the school if your child has any medical conditions, or if are any significant health changes to your child which might put them at risk or affect their educational progress. The confidential nature of this information will be respected.
If a child is receiving prescribed medication the school will follow the guidance laid down in the whole school policy and that of Highland Council relating to The Administration of Medicines.
All medications in are kept in a safe place out of reach of children. Cuts or open sores should be suitably covered e.g. dressing secured with adhesive tape.
Generally, Council staff members are not permitted to routinely administer medication but special arrangements may be made to do so in life threatening situations, e.g. where a child may require emergency treatment due to an allergic reaction to peanuts.
Should your child require any medication at school a form must be filled in (available from the school office) detailing the name of the medication, what the medication is for, dosage, times to be administered and the length of time the medication will be needed. Parents are also welcome to come into school to administer the medicine.