School Newsletter 6th November 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

Stars of the Week
Class        Star Writer        Star of the Week
Willow      Emily                 Alfie
Oak          Lydia                 Lacey
Elm          Colton               James
Chestnut  Ewan                Luca
Beech       Jennifer           Isabella

Effort Shield
This was awarded to Millie in Chestnut Class, well done Millie!

Well done to all the children who took part in the football against Boroughbridge Primary last week. We wish the footballers good luck for the forthcoming competition in the Thirsk cluster event on Tuesday.

Healthy Child Team
Thank you to those parents who attended the workshop led by the Healthy Child Team last week, I hope the two presentations were helpful.

Managing Medication in Schools
I thought it would be useful to send out a reminder about the school’s policy on administering medication.
Medicine sent into school prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse or pharmacist prescriber must be appropriately labelled and in the original packaging. The container/package for prescribed medicine must show the following:

•    name of patient
•    name of medication
•    the dosage
•    frequency of dosage
•    strength of medication
•    date prescribed and expiry date
•    specific directions for the administration
•    precautions relating to the medication (e.g. possible side effects, storage instructions)
•    the name of the dispensing pharmacy

There is no legal duty on non-medical staff to administer medicines.

Where possible non-prescribed medicines should be prescribed in dose frequencies which enable them to be taken outside school hours.

It is the responsibility of a parent/carer to ensure medication is delivered to school appropriately. Wherever possible, medication should be handed adult to adult at the school office. School must receive a written agreement and consent form from a parent or carer before any medicines can be administered.  These are also available at the main school office.

Parents should ensure that they do not send children into school when unwell and that they have arrangements in place to collect if school request them to do so.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs V Farby
Head Teacher