School Office
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Health and Welfare

Illness

Children should not come to school when they are ill. They may wish to be at school but they may pass on infection and learn less. 

We also ask that children do not return to school within 48 hours of a bout of sickness or diarrhoea, or until they have recovered from an illness, in order to reduce the risk of contagion.

If your child falls ill or has an accident at school, we will telephone for you to come and collect them. It is vital to make sure the school has an up to date list of telephone numbers for parents and other emergency contacts.

You will be asked to update these numbers periodically. Please remember to keep this updated when you change mobiles etc!

If your child needs to go to the dentist or doctor during school time we kindly ask you to write a note to the teacher. Under no circumstances will we allow children to go home without the permission of their parents.

For more information about childhood illnesses see the Public Health Agency Guidance.

Medicines in School

We can administer medicine to children if necessary. All medicines (including inhalers) must be brought to the school office by a parent or carer with the child’s name and class clearly labelled. Medicines must not be brought to school in a child’s possession. The parent or carer is required to complete a parental consent form at the office on the first day the medication is required, giving us permission to administer medicines on your behalf.  You can download the form below and complete it before bringing the medicine to the school office.

Medicines can be stored at school safely during the school day either in a fridge or in a locked cupboard.

First Aid

We have multiple registered first aiders in school. The First Aid room is open at breaktimes and lunchtimes, but First Aiders are always on standby should they be needed.

School Nurse

All children have a medical examination during their time at school. We are also visited by the school nurse at regular intervals.

They can offer advice on most child health related issues including day and night time wetting, constipation and soiling, treating head lice, sleeping, healthy eating and lifestyle, managing behaviour or hearing tests.

Please contact the school office if you would like to book a confidential appointment to see the nurse.

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Pembury Primary School
Lower Green Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4EB
Phone: 01892 822 259 Email: office@pembury.kent.sch.uk