Reminder of the process for pupils to follow if they are ill at school

  1. Any pupil that feels unwell at school should speak to their teacher in the first instance and the teacher will decide if they should be sent to the Welfare Room. No pupil should call or text home during class time or between classes (unless it is break-time or lunchtime) as per school policy.
  2. If a pupils feels unwell during break or lunch they can go straight to the Welfare Room.
  3. The Pupil Support Assistant in the Welfare Room is a qualified First Aider and will assess a pupil to determine if a parent/carer needs to be called to discuss a pupils condition and if they need to go home. Please ensure all parent/carer contact details are kept up to date at all times.
  4. Pupils under 16 will only be allowed home if they are collected from school by a parent/carer. Pupils over 16 will only be allowed to go home once the school has obtained permission from the parent/carer.
  5. It is extremely important that no pupil who is ill should leave school without having followed this process.This is because –
    1. If an illness were to rapidly get worse the safety of the pupil would be at risk.
    2. If an emergency situation were to happen at school such as a fire alarm, and attendance records show a pupil is in school but not part of the school evacuation they will be deemed as still being in the building. In this circumstance the emergency services may enter a dangerous situation to look for the pupil and put themselves in danger for no reason.

Alan McKinney, Depute Head Teacher


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