Holy Trinity is a 'Nut Free School'
Please ensure that no food/spreads/cereal bars in your child’s lunchbox contains nuts - thank you.
School Welfare Officer - Mrs N Hunt
If your child has been given an updated Allergy Plan by the hospital, please bring it into school for my attention or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any medication prescribed by a doctor for use in school should be in-date and provided in the original box/bottle with the pharmacist’s label clearly visible. Please make a note of expiry dates and bring new medicines in before the ones held by the school expire.
Please inform us if your child has been diagnosed with asthma.
- Inhaler: Please provide one salbutamol (blue) inhaler for us to keep for your child to use in school if necessary. This should be provided in it’s box with his/her name and dose on the pharmacist’s label.
- Spacer: Please provide a spacer that has a mouthpiece and not the type that has a mask that goes over the nose and mouth.
- Asthma forms to complete: Before an asthma inhaler can be administered by school staff, there are forms which must be completed. Please contact Mrs Hunt in the School Office to obtain the necessary documents.
Cuts and Abrasions
All cuts and abrasions should be covered with a plaster while in school please.
Individual Health Plans (IHP)
Individual Health Plans are updated on an annual basis at the beginning of September. You will be given a blank IHP at the end of the summer term to complete and return within the first two weeks of September. Please return these promptly.
If there are any changes to your child’s Individual Health Plan (IHP) at any time during the academic year, please let me know so that I can give you a new IHP to complete or you can download one from the bottom of this page. Please bring it to the school reception or email it to me at email@example.com.
All prescribed medication including creams and lip balms to be used in school must be accompanied by a 'Parental agreement for school to administer medicine' form which can be found at the end of this page. Please hand the medicine in at the school reception desk. Medicines must be in their original bottle with a pharmacist's label giving the name of the child and dose. Only medicines that are essential should be given in school. Please ensure that a spoon or syringe is provided. All medicines must be handed to a school adult and not placed in a child's school bag.
Please read further information in our medicines policies: Anaphylaxis, Asthma and Managing Medical Conditions and Medicines in school.
Temperatures/Infections in School
If your child has a high temperature whilst in school, we will telephone you to ask you to collect your child. We will not administer Calpol. Please ensure that your contact details are up-to-date.
Washing Hands at Holy Trinity
Our pupils and adults use the following method of handwashing. Please practise at home. Click here to view the World Health Organisation hand washing poster.
Diarrhoea and Vomiting 48 hour rule
Please note that children who have vomited or had diarrhoea must stay off school for 48 after the last bout, even if they are feeling better within that time. Diarrhoea is the passage of 3 or more loose or liquid stools per day, or more frequent passage than is normal for the individual (WHO 2023).
Universal Screening and Immunisation Services in School
If you have any questions for medical service providers who come into our school, please contact our School Nurse on 01895 488699 regarding:
- Measuring the heights and weights of Reception and Year 6 children
- Hearing and Vision tests for Reception children
Please contact directly our local Immunisation team on 01895 485740 regarding:
- The administration of the nasal flu vaccine
Winter and Spring
Please ensure that your child brings a coat to school every day. Please put your child’s name the items of clothing including gloves, hats and scarves.
Hayfever / Antihistamine: We know that some children need antihistamines in the spring/summer months. We ask that you give this to your child before school.
Sun hats should be worn in warm weather. Please label all of your items of clothing/shoes and coats. The school will not take responsibility for any loss.
Sun cream must be applied daily before school, we are not able to apply this in school.
Water bottle: Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle with them every day and that you ask them to drink the water and refill it from the water fountain.