Although we recognise that this cannot be guaranteed, Scholar Tutoring’ aims to be a Nut-Free revision provider. This policy serves to set out all measures to reduce the risk to students who may suffer an anaphylactic reaction if exposed to nuts to which they are sensitive.

We do not allow nuts or nut products to be brought into or consumed at our events.

Our “Nut-Free Policy” means that the following items should not be brought to the revision course:

o Packs of nuts
o Peanut butter sandwiches
o Fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts
o Chocolate bars or sweets that contain nuts
o Sesame seed rolls (children allergic to nuts may also have a severe reaction to sesame)
o Cakes made with nuts

All product packaging must be checked for warnings directed at nut allergy sufferers and if the following or similar are displayed, the product must not be brought.

Packaging must be checked for:

o Not suitable for nut allergy suffers;
o This product contains nuts;
o This product may contain traces nuts;
o Indicating this is unsuitable for school consumption.

Parents and Carers

Parents and carers must notify staff of any known or suspected allergy to nuts and provide all medical and necessary information.

Scholar Tutoring requests that parents and carers observe the nut-free policy and therefore do not include nuts, or any traces of nuts, in packed lunches.

Symptoms

The symptoms of anaphylaxis usually start between three and sixty minutes after contact with the allergen. Less commonly they can occur a few hours or even days after contact.

An anaphylactic reaction may lead to feeling unwell or dizzy or may cause fainting due to a sudden drop in blood pressure. Narrowing of the airways can also occur at the same time, with or without the drop in blood pressure.

This can cause breathing difficulties and wheezing.
Other symptoms:
o Swollen eyes, lips, genitals, hands, feet and other areas (this is called angioedema)
o Itching
o Sore, red, itchy eyes
o Changes in heart rate
o A sudden feeling of extreme anxiety or apprehension
o Itchy skin or nettle-rash (hives)
o Unconsciousness due to very low blood pressure
o Abdominal cramps, vomiting or diarrhoea, or nausea and fever.
Anaphylaxis varies in severity. Sometimes it causes only mild itchiness and swelling, but in some people, it can cause sudden death. If symptoms start soon after contact with the allergen and rapidly worsens, this indicates that the reaction is more severe.