NES Pack ImageFrom ‘Applying emollient at break time’ to ‘the impact on learning of a broken night’s zzZZZ’ this year’s National Eczema Week (13-21 September) will highlight the particular issues and challenges that children with eczema can face in the school environment.

Whether a child is starting a new school or simply changing class, the beginning of a new academic year can be an anxious time – for them and their parents – as they adjust to a new environment, new timetable and new people.

Being responsible for a pupil with eczema can also be daunting for teachers, especially if they have no previous experience of the condition, which is why the National Eczema Society is marking this year’s National Eczema Week with the launch of a new school information pack.

We have worked with experienced teachers and dermatology nurses to create this unique and free resource. Packed full of information, hints, tips and advice the new schools pack includes:
• An eczema Q&A
• A guide to itching and scratching
• An overview of common triggers that will feature in the school day and how to manage them
• A when, where and how guide to emollients
• A look at additional eczema treatments and the implications for school children
• An overview of the most common infections
• A summary of the emotional challenges children and their families face
• A comprehensive checklist to help teachers obtain all the information they require about a child’s specific needs before the start of term
• A handy checklist for teachers to use as part of their lesson planning
• A range of specially designed activities to help a child’s fellow pupils to have a better understanding of eczema

How to order your free copy
You can download a free copy of the new schools pack from www.eczema.org/eczema-at-school or, if you would prefer printed copies*, these can be ordered free of charge via our helpline on 0800 089 1122 or helpline@eczema.org  
* Maximum of 10 printed copies per order and we are unable to post them outside the UK