From time to time children are sick (vomit) either at home or at school. Unfortunately, it is not possible to distinguish between the causes, and therefore it is essential that the same rule of exclusion applies in all cases of vomiting or diarrhoea.
In the Health Protection Agency document, “Guidelines for the Control of Infection and Communicable Disease in School and Early Years Settings”, the guidance is:
Diarrhoea and Vomiting exclusion:
Diarrhoea and/or vomiting commonly affects children and staff and can be caused by a number of different germs, including viruses, parasites and bacteria. Infections can be easily spread from person to person (by unwashed hands), especially in children. In general, it is recommended that any staff member or child with diarrhoea and/or vomiting symptoms must stay away or be excluded from the school or early years setting until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours (the ‘48 hour rule’) and feel well. Personal hygiene whilst ill must be very strict.
If your child is sick at school, we will ask you or your emergency contact to take your child home. They should not return for 48 hours. We appreciate that this is inconvenient in many cases, and you may not believe your child is ill, but you will appreciate that we do this in all cases and it should reduce the risk of infection for all children in school. As an example, if your child is sick at lunchtime on a Wednesday, they should not return to school until after lunch on Friday, provided there have not been any further episodes of vomiting.
Thank you for your understanding with this. Further guidance on infection control may be found here: http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/Guidance_on_infection_control_in%20schools_poster.pdf
This year we are supporting Sutton Night Watch.
They are a Sutton based charity who support and raise awareness for the homeless people within the London Borough of Sutton and surrounding areas.
If you wish to find out more information then please see the following link http://suttonnightwatch.com/
The charity would be grateful for the usual food donations, including: crisps, chocolate bars, cereal bars, biscuits, cans of drinks.
They would also be very grateful for any essential items you could donate, such as: socks, thermal underwear, toiletries, torches, sleeping bags.
Donations may be sent into school on Monday and Tuesday.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please join us for a coffee morning in school on Wednesday 27th June 2018 from 9.00 am – 10.30 am to discuss whether you are eligible for additional funding for your child through the Pupil Premium Grant.
If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
Jobseeker’s Allowance (Income Based)
Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and your annual gross income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) is not more than £16,190
Working Tax Credit Run-on – paid for four weeks after your stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
Your child may be able to receive additional teaching support and other benefits. Please bring your national insurance number with you and we will be able to support you through the process. If you cannot make the coffee morning please let the school office know and we can make alternative arrangements.