- Several members of staff are qualified in First Aid. In the event
of a minor accident or if your child feels unwell at school, he or
she will be cared for in the medical room until arrangements can be
made for them to return home. If a more serious accident occurs we
will ring an ambulance, accompany the child to hospital and inform
Medication - Generally we consider that if a child
is in need of medicine in school they are not well enough to be
here. However, there may be exceptions. Only medication prescribed
by the doctor should be sent to school. It must be in the original
package if possible and in all cases be clearly labelled with child’s
name and dosage instructions.
Non prescribed drugs and medicines will not be administered in school.
Pupils with long term complex needs - will be
supported by the school, in partnership with parents and the Health
Authority in order to avoid interruption to attendance at school.
Attendance and absence - Alexandra School regularly
rewards children for good attendance. We write to parents during
the year to keep them informed about their child's attendance. If
your child is ill or absent from school for any reason, please phone
the school office to let us know. Please note that the school cannot
grant permission for children to be absent from school for family
Monitoring attendance - It is important that these
procedures are followed if any absence is to be classified as “authorised”
on the attendance register.