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In accordance with the code of practice for the administration of medicines in educational establishments, advised by the States Education Council, medication will not be administered to the children. Where possible parents should make arrangements to come into school or pupils should return home at lunchtime to take their medication. The only exception to this will be at the discretion of the Head Teacher. Such permission is unlikely to be given very often and will be an exception rather than the rule.
A list of children who require asthma inhalers or Epipens at school will be kept by the Pre-Preparatory Department staff. Written parental permission must be given for children to bring asthma inhalers to school. Asthma inhalers and Epipens should be given to Pre-Preparatory Department staff in a small clearly named container with a photograph of your daughter on the outside. Instructions for use must also be attached.
If you daughter has an asthma inhaler it must be given to your child’s keyperson to take to Beau Sejour on swimming days even if she does not generally keep it in school.
Exclusion after Illness or Contagious Conditions
In cases of accident or illness during school hours parents will be contacted and asked to take their daughter home or to a doctor.
Parents are requested not to send their daughter to the Pre-Preparatory Department if she is unwell. In cases of accident or illness during school hours parents will be contacted and asked to take their daughter home or to a doctor.
Girls should not attend school with:
• A reportable illness or condition that is contagious and a physician determines the child has not had sufficient treatment to reduce the health risk to others.
• A bacterial infection such as Impetigo if they have not completed 24 hours of antimicrobial therapy.
• Lice, ringworm or scabies that is untreated and contagious to others.
• Any condition which requires more care than staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children.
To inform the Pre-Preparatory Department of your daughter's absence or illness please use tel: 716635 (Direct line), or the school secretary Miss Karmah Anders on tel: 721338, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls who have been ill with vomiting and diarrhoea bugs should not return to school until at least 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.
Important information for students
If you are worried about anything (however small or big the problem) it is important to talk about it. Friends and family can sometimes help and at school you can turn to any of the following people:
|The Form III Prefects
|Your keyperson, Mrs Reynolds or Mrs Loveridge
|Mrs de la Fosse
|Childline 0800 1111
There is always someone who can listen and help and who will take your problem seriously.
Worries, Concerns and Complaints
If you have any concerns about your daughter during her time with us please do not hesitate to contact us. Most minor problems can be sorted out quickly by talking to your child’s keyworker. However, if you would like to discuss the matter further please make an appointment to see the Pre-Preparatory Department Practitioner in charge of your daughter's group. Should she be unable to help or the concern is of a more serious nature please make an appointment with our Head Teacher, Mrs Ozanne.
In the unlikely event that the Head Teacher is unable to help or your concern or complaint is of a more serious nature please write to The Principal, Mrs Clancy. A full explanation of our complaints policy and procedures is on the website. Complaints may also be made to the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate - www.isi.net, or The Guernsey Early Years Service. You should expect to receive a written response notifying you of the outcome of our investigations within a maximum period of twenty eight days.