Report Your Child's Absence

Absences
Please either telephone the school 01255 860210 or click this link absence@engaines.essex.sch.uk Please ensure that you are entering your child’s information in the email.

 

Request for leave of absence

If you would like to apply for time out of school during term time, please complete a Leave of Absence. Please see a copy of the guidance received from Essex County Council - this is found in COPY LETTERS dated 8th May 2019.

 

Sickness “48 hour rule”

 From time to time children are sick (vomit) either at home or at school. Unfortunately it is not possible to distinguish between the causes, and therefore it is essential that the same rule of exclusion applies in all cases of vomiting or Diarrhoea.

In the Health Protection Agency document, “Guidelines for the Control of Infection and Communicable Disease in School and Early Years Settings”, the guidance is:

Diarrhoea and Vomiting exclusion

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting commonly affects children and staff and can be caused by a number of different germs, including viruses, parasites and bacteria. Infections can be easily spread from person to person (by unwashed hands), especially in children. In general, it is recommended that any staff member or child with diarrhoea and/or vomiting symptoms must stay away or be excluded from the school or early years setting until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours (the ‘48 hour rule’) and feel well. Personal hygiene whilst ill must be very strict.

 

If your child is sick at school, we will ask you or your emergency contact to take your child home. They should not return for 48 hours. We appreciate that this is inconvenient in many cases, and you may not believe your child is ill, but you will appreciate that we do this in all cases and it should reduce the risk of infection for all children in school.  As an example, if your child is sick at lunchtime on a Tuesday, they should not return to school until after lunch on Thursday, provided there have not been any further episodes of vomiting.

 

Thank you for your understanding with this.  

The link below will take you to the NHS website page which gives lots of information and advice on common children’s illness

https://eput.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Childhood-illnesses-your-guide.pdf