Illness

 

To report absence please use the email address office@wheatfieldsjm.herts.sch.uk


Please note the following when your child is too ill to attend school –

  • Please telephone the school straight away if your child is unwell. If we have not had any contact by 9:30am we will telephone you to ascertain the situation.

  • If returning children to school later in the day, they must be signed in at the office.

  • It is important that you keep us informed of your current contact details.

  • Should children have one of the childhood diseases such as chicken pox, German measles, measles or mumps, please seek advice from the GP and/or the school office regarding their return to school.

  • When collecting children during the school day, parents should wait at the office. Children are not allowed to leave school unattended during the school day and they must be signed out and seen by a member of staff when leaving.

Medicine in school
It is not normal procedure for medicines to be administered in school. However, in certain circumstances, where it is deemed essential, it may be possible. In such cases the appropriate form, available from the school office, must be completed. This exception will only be for prescribed medicine.

However, we would prefer that parents/grandparents arrange to come into school at the appropriate time in order to administer it. Most antibiotics can be administered three times a day outside school hours. Please refer to the School Medicines Policy available on the
policies page for more information.

Health Protection Agency NHS Advice