The winter months often bring outbreaks of sickness, sore throats, etc in schools. We do our best to eliminate germs by wiping down handles, taps, etc frequently during the day. If your child is ill please inform us early on the first day of absence. It will help us if parents can give an indication of the possible length of the absence. We have to check where each child is daily for safeguarding reasons - this contributed to our Outstanding grade for Safeguarding in the Ofsted inspection. If we know the absence is from an existing illness it will save a phone call.