Medical Guidance

Nurse Support and Medication

The school staff and pupils have access to specialist nursing support to give advice and support to children with health needs to facilitate their inclusion and full activity in school.

More info and a Medication Authorisation Form can be found here

Sickness Guidance

Mill Water School does not have any facilities to look after children who are sick.  

If a child is unwell during the school day, school will ask the parent/carer to collect their child. It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to collect their child promptly.

Please ensure that the school has two emergency contact numbers and that you can be contacted at any time during the school day.  

Parents/carers might be asked to collect children from school or keep them at home for the following reasons:

    • If a child has a temperature of 37.8°C or above. Paracetamol, made available by the parent for their child, may be given whilst they await collection.
    • Children who have colds which are obviously streaming, who look unwell and are unable to participate in school activities.
    • Children who have diarrhoea and vomiting. Parents are asked to keep their child home until 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhoea.
    • If a child has an infection which can spread easily – eg impetigo.
    • Following post-operative anaesthetic or sedation eg dental extraction, day case; your child should stay at home for 24 hours.
    • If a child’s asthma is flaring up and they are not responding to their inhalers.
    • If a child has had seizure activity near to the end of a school day and staff have given rescue medication.

Returning to school following a hospital admission

If your child has been admitted to hospital for surgery or illness, please check with the therapy/medical team for advice as some operations will need longer recovery periods than others. School will take advice from the Community Children’s Nurse on whether a pupil is fit and ready to return to school and whether a phased return to school is appropriate.