Absence / Sickness Procedure

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Absence

Whilst we want all of our children to be in school every day learning the most they can, we realise that everyone can get ill from time to time. If children are unwell it is important for them to remain at home to rest so that they quickly recover and are able to return to school fighting fit.

Parents/carers should contact the school by notifying all absences on the first day and all subsequent days of an absence. Any absence which is known in advance, for example, hospital appointments, should be notified to the school in writing beforehand, with the appointment letter or card from the hospital.

Report your child absent by calling 020 8654 2260 (EXT 1)

Sickness and Diarrhoea

If your child has suffered from vomiting or diarrhoea, the advice from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) is that children should remain at home for 48 hours following their last bout of illness. This is to prevent infection spreading, such as the Norovirus.

Calling Home

If a child becomes unwell during the day we will contact parents/carers to ask them to come and collect their child. Especially in the case of an emergency it is very important that we have current contact details for all parents/carers and so ask that the office is informed of any changes, especially to mobile telephone numbers.

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