Hello, I am Mrs Tinning, and I am the Welfare Officer at The Brook School.
My role includes looking after the welfare of the children, from liaison with parents and school nurses, to providing advice on welfare issues and of course, looking after poorly children while at school.
Head lice are a common problem, particularly in school children aged 4-11 years. As you know head lice can be effectively treated with medicated lotions or by wet combing using a specially designed head lice comb. Further advice on detection and treatment can be found at on the NHS direct website.
West Sussex County Council, with the Health Protection Agency, have produced useful guidance on what to do regarding school if your child is unwell ie sickness and diahorrea, chicken poxs, slapped cheek etc. Please click on the link below...
Public Health England have issued information for parents regarding Measles. If you have any concerns about your child please seek medical advice.