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Brockhurst and Marlston House health notes


If your son or daughter is ill, please allow 48 hours after the last of any symptoms of sickness, diarrhoea, contagious conditions or high temperature before allowing them to return to school. If you are unsure contact me, Anne Whitehead or 01635 200293 Ext 225 

If your son or daughter appears unwell at the start of the day please keep them at home but do not hesitate to bring them in later if they are clearly fine. 

If your son or daughter becomes unwell during the school day a member of staff or I will call you. 

In the event of an emergency, treatment and care of the pupil will be our priority and a member of staff will call you as soon as possible. 


If your child requires a medicine to be administered during the school day, please deliver the medicine to the surgery.  A permission to administer medicine form will need to be completed.

Off Games 

Please remember that a note or an email, stating the reason, is required from parents whose son or daughter needs to be off games. However, children frequently feel better as the day goes by and ‘games’ might well be beneficial rather than otherwise. If you wish to leave me to discuss with your son or daughter whether they feel sufficiently ‘better’ just before games, then please say so in the note. 


Please be aware that the ‘dreaded’ headlice rear their ugly head very regularly! Some parents use a ‘Nitty Gritty’ comb everyday and this is working for their children. is highly recommended. I quote (from their website):

“The Nitty Gritty mums will always offer you either a full refund of your purchase price or a brand new replacement – your choice, of course – if you are ever, at any time, less than delighted with the way your Nitty Gritty product performs”.

If you need any advice about dealing with head lice please speak to me.


Some girls start their periods in Form 3 or earlier and some will not have started before they leave at 13.  The school's biology lessons deal with the changes during puberty in a way appropriate to the age of the pupil and my role in these lessons is to have a fairly informal but structured talk with the girls during each of their senior years (in Forms 3, 2 and 1) and, most importantly, to answer their questions.  Surgery is, of course, suitably stocked to provide practical assistance if necessary and to offer help and support.


Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss any aspect of your child's health.

Anne Whitehead   01635 200293 Ext 225

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