Welcome to the Butterfly class pages. We hope that you will find the information you need to ensure a successful year.
We are here for you. if you need any support or have questions please let us know. You can contact your child’s class teacher or a member of the senior leadership team by phone or email or via the school office on 01403 710546 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If children are displaying coronavirus symptoms under no circumstances should they be brought into school. You should arrange to undertake a test and only return to school if the result is negative or after the government’s recommended isolation period. If a child displays possible coronavirus symptoms whilst at school, parents will be contacted and the child will need to be taken home and a test undertaken.
A number of our Teaching and Learning Assistants and Mid-day Meals Supervisors hold full first aid qualifications. In the event of a more serious accident at school, parents are contacted immediately. It is extremely important that contact numbers, including mobile phones are kept up to date in the school office. If children are unwell, it is generally advisable to keep them away from school, as the home situation offers a more appropriate environment. Please note that if your child has sickness and/or diarrhoea, in line with West Sussex guidance, it is our policy that they are kept at home until 48 hours after the last episode.
If a doctor prescribes medication, but says that a child is fit to return to school, doses should preferably be timed so that they are taken outside the hours of the school day. If it is unavoidable for medicines to be administered during the school day (e.g. if they are prescribed as four times a day), a form must be filled in from the school office requesting the school to do this.
Head lice are still, unfortunately, a problem in all schools. Please check your child’s head regularly and treat infections accordingly. You do not need to buy expensive treatments from the chemist – the best way to ensure that your child stays ‘head lice free’ is to use a good conditioner and nit comb every time that you wash their hair.
The school has rigorous Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and procedures in place and we comply fully with the national and county legal requirements for safeguarding children in Education. If the school has any suspicion, allegation or disclosure that a child is at risk, we would have no option but to refer this to Social Services or the Police, who would decide whether or not an investigation should take place.
You can find out more about the school safeguarding arrangements on the safeguarding pageslinked in the main menu.