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Advice and Resources for Parents & Carers


Here you will find resources and advice regarding health and illnesses.
This includes school nurse information and other advice. 

Please click on the link below to be redirected to CEOP and provide details of any Child Protection concerns to the police.

Please also see our safeguarding page for advice and information - Safeguarding at Aston-on-Trent


Sickness and Diarrhoea
Your child can come back to school only if 48 clear hours have passed from the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea and otherwise feels well enough to be in school and keep up with the school day. 
It is really important that your child does not attend school with vomiting and diarrhoea and/or feels poorly.
This type of illness can spread really easily and some children are unable to fight it off easily. 
Sending your child into school means repeated infections so please ensure you follow guidelines. 
Please see the NHS website for more information- NHS Diarrhoea and Vomiting


Colds and Minor Illnesses

It's fine to send your child to school with a minor cough or common cold. But if they have a fever, keep them off school until the fever goes.

Encourage your child to throw away any used tissues and to wash their hands regularly.

As a school, we follow NHS current guidance, so please check the link if you're not sure or contact us in the school office. 

Link to useful NHS guidance - Is my child too ill for school?

Head Lice (Nits)
Please see the latest advice from the NHS about head lice and their treatment - Head Lice


Measles - Advice from the DfE 

There have been recent localised outbreaks of measles centred around the Midlands. There is a risk of further outbreaks in other areas unless urgent action is taken to increase Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination take up in areas with low MMR vaccine rates.
Measles spreads very easily among those who are unvaccinated, especially in nurseries and schools. The best protection against measles for children and adults is to get both doses of the MMR vaccine. It is never too late to have these vaccinations.
The following UKHSA guidance is available on GOV.UK:
Health protection in children and young people settings, including education - GOV.UK (
Managing outbreaks and incidents - GOV.UK (
The NHS also has the following advice for parents on measles:
Measles - NHS (

School Nursing and Supporting Children’s Health


School nurses are qualified nurses who, along with health visitors, are responsible for helping improve the health of parents, children and young people.
In particular, school nurses lead on the Healthy Child Programme, a government programme developed to improve the health and wellbeing of children from 5 to 19.

As a school, we have a programme of health care support run by the local team of nurses.
This includes -

You can find more information by clicking the links below-