First Aid


When necessary, basic first aid is given at school by qualified First Aiders.  If an accident needs hospital attention we will immediately contact parents.

Please ensure all contact details are kept up-to-date so that we can contact you quickly in an emergency.  Should you need to update your contact details, a form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:


Change of Contact Details


If your child should have a minor accident, a record is made in the accident book and a slip sent home giving the details.  A child with a bumped head will always be given a note to take home and in addition, will have a wrist band with the date and time of the incident to ensure all who care for the child that day is aware.


In school we have staff trained in the following First Aid at the following levels:


3 Day First Aid Qualified

Pediatric First Aid Qualified

EFAW First Aid Qualified




Any medicines needed during the school day should be brought into school in the smallest practical amount by the parent/guardian

and not the pupil.  The medicines must be delivered personally to the school office.  These medicines must be in the original bottle/packaging

and clearly labelled with the pupils name, contents, dosage and date.  You will be asked to complete a medicines administration form to enable

the school to administer the medication.  


All medicines are kept in a locked cupboard or refrigerator and a record is kept of all medicines administered.

Please be aware that we can only give prescribed medication from the doctor in school time if it is required 4 times per day.



Please click on the link below to download the medicines administration form:


Medication Administration Form




Asthma inhalers are prescribed medication and parents are asked to complete a medical administration form so that your child's inhaler can be used during 

school time.


Health Checks


The school nurse offers entry health checks including hearing and vision tests to pupil in Reception. Termly drop in sessions also give parents the opportunity

to raise any issues about their children's health or development in a friendly and informal situation.  Dental screening also takes place once a year for all pupils

through the Dorset Healthcare Department.



Medical Information


On admission to Wimborne First School all parents are asked to complete a Medical Information form.  It is the parents responsibility to ensure full medical

information is documented on the form to enable the school to be able to care for the child.


All health care professionals involved with the child should also be documented and also which GP surgery the child is registered with.


Should your child have specific in depth needs, parents should highlight this to the school as soon as possible, this will enable the school to write a health care plan

in conjunction with Health Care Professionals.


Please click on the link below to download the Medical Information Form:


Medical Information Form


Please click on the link below to download our policy on Managing Medicines:


Supporting Children with Medical Conditions and Managing Medicines Policy





To reduce the spread of infection we advise parents/guardians to avoid bringing poorly children into school as they may be infectious.


Responsibility for these precautions rests with child’s parents/guardian. Our first actions on suspecting that a child is ill will be to contact the parent/guardians


at the first opportunity.


Minimum exclusion periods for the common childhood illnesses as per Public Health information, can be found listed below and are as follows:


Rashes and Skin Infections


Infection or complaint

Recommended period to be kept away from school


Athlete’s foot






Until all vesicles have crusted over


Cold sores, (Herpes simplex)



German measles (rubella)

Four days from onset of

rash (as per “Green Book”)


Hand, foot and mouth




Until lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after starting antibiotic





Four days from onset of rash


Molluscum contagiosum






Exclusion not usually required


Roseola (infantum)






Child can return after first treatment

Scarlet fever

Child can return 24 hours after starting appropriate antibiotic




Slapped cheek/fifth disease. Parvovirus B19


None (once rash has developed)




Exclude only if rash is weeping and cannot be covered


Warts and verrucae






Diarrhoea and Vomiting Illness


Infection or complaint

Recommended period to be kept away from school

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting

48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or


E. coli O157 VTEC Typhoid [and paratyphoid] (enteric fever) Shigella (dysentery)


Should be excluded for 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea. Further exclusion may be required for some children until they are no longer excreting




Exclude for 48 hours

from the last episode of diarrhoea




Respiratory Infections


Infection or complaint

Recommended period to be kept away from school


Flu (influenza)


Until recovered




Always consult your local PHE centre


Whooping cough (pertussis)


Five days from starting antibiotic treatment, or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotic




Other Infections


Infection or complaint

Recommended period to be kept away from school








Exclusion is essential. Always consult with your local HPT


Glandular fever




Head lice




Hepatitis A


Exclude until seven days after onset of jaundice (or seven days after symptom onset if no



Hepatitis B, C, HIV/AIDS




Meningococcal meningitis/ septicaemia

Until recovered


Meningitis due to other bacteria


Until recovered


Meningitis viral










Exclude child for five days after onset of swelling