Illness and First Aid at school

Wood Green School takes its duty of care very seriously and we know that during the school day students can become unwell or sustain an injury. First Aid in school is managed by a team of staff, one of whom will always be on duty. All staff are required to renew their qualifications every three years, in order to maintain their knowledge and skills.

Whilst regular attendance at school is absolutely essential for educational progress, parents should take care not to send sick children to school, who then have to be sent home during the first part of the day.  Likewise, any injuries or ailments occurring at home cannot be dealt with at school.  

Please do not send sick or injured children to school for us to ‘look at’.  Such cases should go directly to your doctor.

If your child becomes unwell or sustains a minor injury you will be contacted and asked to collect them.  No student will be sent home unless we have been able to contact you.  With this in mind it is essential that you give an emergency contact number where we can reach you during the day.  Please check and return the data collection sheet sent out at the beginning of the school year and remember to contact us if your telephone numbers change.

If your child has a medical condition that will need managing in school and you have not yet made us aware of this, please contact the school office - office@wgswitney.org.uk or 01993 702355.