We ask parents to inform school by 8.45am, by email to email@example.com or by phone, if their child is unwell. Children who are unwell or are recovering from illness find the school day very taxing, and we would ask that your child not return to school until they are fully recovered. After episodes of vomiting or diarrhoea, we ask children to remain at home for 48 hours after the last occurrence. Sometimes children become unwell at school so it is vital that we have up to date contact information.
If your child suffers from any form of asthma please inform the school office. Prescribed inhalers must be handed to class teachers and kept in date. Children will have immediate access to their medication.
We are only able to administer prescribed medication, and then only if it is accompanied by a written letter from parents. We cannot give non-prescription medication such as Calpol. Sweets are not allowed, and this does include throat lozenges.
If, during spells of hot weather, you feel your child will need sun cream during the day please ensure that the cream is clearly labelled with your child’s name. Cream may only be sparingly applied (by the child) at break and lunch times and must only be used by that named child. Sun hats may also be worn but must be of a sensible size and structure. Soft brimmed hats are preferred as they protect the nape of the neck as well as shield the face.
There are qualified first aiders on site at all times. If your child has a minor accident, the first aid is given at the time. If it is thought that the accident may have after effects then parents are notified. If the child needs medical attention, parents are contacted immediately. However, if the parent is not available and
urgent treatment is needed a member of staff will take the child to Towcester Health Centre or directly to Northampton General Hospital.
School Dinners & Packed Lunches
At lunchtime, children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for a free hot meal. Children in other year groups can pay for a hot meal (currently £2 per day). To order these, parents require a login for ParentPay (www.parentpay.com) which is available from the school office. Otherwise, your child will need to bring a packed lunch with them each day. Their lunch should not include chocolate or fizzy drinks.
Parents who think their child may qualify for free school meals should ask at the office for further information.
We have two sittings for lunch which is eaten in the main hall. Children may go home for lunch but must be collected and returned to school by an adult. Children must also be signed in and out if they leave and/or return to the school during the day, this book is located in the main office.
Children’s School Files
The Local Authority requires school to keep pupil profiles and records. As children are admitted to school a file is opened for them. The file is then reviewed on a regular basis, and the information will be passed on to the child’s next school.
The file holds the following information: personal information such as name, address, date of birth, doctor (as on admission form) and copies of school reports and records. Please note that it is the policy of the Local Authority to provide open access to all records of pupils. Parents may, therefore, ask to see their child’s records by appointment with the Head Teacher. In line with the Data Protection Act (1984) records will be confidential to all except those who have rightful access to them.
Confidential medical information is also kept on children. Northampton Health Authority arranges medicals for all entrants to the Reception Class. There is also another medical for children at in Year 6. Parental permission is sought in advance of these assessments. Sight and hearing checks are also made on children.
The school aims to provide equality of opportunity for all pupils, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background or religion. It is important that our pupils are prepared for life in a multi-cultural society, respecting the rights of individuals and being aware of the responsibilities of citizenship.
Headteacher: Mr Lee Wood
Pattishall CE Primary School | School Road | Pattishall | Towcester | Northants | NN12 8NE