Medical Aid

Sacred Stanford School, Dagham


Medical Aid for students

Safety and health of students are important to us.

Healthy students are more likely to attend school and are better able to focus in class, which ultimately leads to higher test scores and overall higher classroom achievement.



Sick children should be kept at home. If a child becomes sick at school, the limited school facilities will be used, until parents are contacted. Parents are then requested to take children home. Parents are notified immediately if a child has a serious accident. If it is not possible to make contact then medical assistance will be sought at the doctor identified on the personal record cards, or at the hospital. Prescription medicine brought to school by a child will be administered by ancillary staff, once a parent requests such assistance in writing.


If a student becomes ill at school or has an accident she or he is cared for and parents contacted to make arrangements for going home. If students require medication at school it should be in a container clearly labelled with name, class, dosage and time to be taken. All medication should be given to the teachers assistant at the beginning of the school day.
It is important for parents to keep the school informed of changes to telephone numbers so that contact can be made quickly if necessary.
Disease Patients

 Chicken Pox Exclude until recovered or for at leats 5 days after blisters first appear

 Diphtheria Exclude until a medical certificate is produced

 Hepatitis (A) Exclude until a medical certificate is produced

 Measles Exclude for at least 4 days from the appearance of the rash

 Meningitis (bacterial) Exclude until well

 Meningococcal Infection Exclude until well

 Mumps Exclude for at least 9 days after the onset of symptoms

 Leprosy Exclude until approval to return has been given by Medical Officer of Health

 Poliomyelitis Exclude for at least 14 days from onset and until a medical certificate is produced

 Rubella Exclude until fully recovered or for at least 4 days after the rash appears

 Streptococcal Infection Exclude until person has received antibiotic treatment for at least 24 hours and has recovered from the illness.

 Tuberculosis Exclude until approval to return has been given by Medical Officer of Health

 Typhoid Fever Exclude until a medical certificate is produced

 Whooping Cough Exclude for at least 5 days after starting antibiotic treatment


Common Local Diseases Affecting Skin, Hair and Eyes

  • Conjunctivitis Exclude until discharge from eyes ceases
  • Impetigo (school sores) Exclude until appropriate treatment has commenced and sores on exposed
  • Surfaces are covered with a dressing.
  • Ringworm, Scabies Exclude until the day after treatment has commenced
  • Pediculosis (lice)


Other Conditions which may be infectious in nature

Diarrhoea: Exclude until diarrhoea ceases

  • Shigella
  • Giardia
  • Salmonella
  • Campylobacter)