What if my head hurts?
The Valley School is a caring community and the children’s health needs are very important to us, whether it is an ongoing health issue or something that needs a one-off daily dose of medicine.
We would far rather the children attended school with their medicine, which will be administered if it is in the correct packaging and with a covering letter, than they take time off.
If your child has something that is contagious, then obviously we expect them to be kept at home until all symptoms have been clear for 24 hours.
We try to encourage our pupils to be independent and resilient, which means encouraging them to cope with minor ailments, coughs, colds and tummy aches for example. If however, your child is not well enough to be at school, we will contact you and ask you to arrange to collect them.
Your child’s wellbeing is our priority.
We have created this environment so that your child can feel safe to talk and be listened to.
If needed, bespoke sessions can be arranged to give strategies in exploring practical ways to promote self-awareness using resources from protective behaviours and resilience. This will help students grow into young adults who can recognise and cope with situations, such as stress or loss, and other everyday life and changes they experience.
Listener: Emma Cole