Illness or accidents at school
Students taken ill during the day should firstly report to their teacher who will authorise them to go to the medical needs office where they will be assessed by a qualified first aider. Parents will be notified immediately if their child requires to go home or in the case of an emergency, an ambulance may be called and parents will be notified. It is important that students follow these procedures and do not phone home themselves.
Medicines should only be taken to school when essential; that is where it would be detrimental to a child’s health if the medicine was not administered during the school day.
In order for us to have a full picture and ensure we are aware of the needs of all our students we would very much appreciate if you could communicate to us if your child is taking controlled medication at home for any reason. The form named 'medical information update' for completion can be found below.
Most children will at some time have short-term medical needs. Students should not carry any form of medication around school. If your child requires to take, for example, antibiotics we will oversee the administering of this medication and store for safe-keeping. To enable us to do this, the parent/carer must complete the form named 'parental consent for administration of medicine' which can be found below. Please bring the completed form along with the medication to reception where our medical needs officer will be called to meet you. If you would like your child to be given school paracetamol when needed, a consent form for this is available below or students can collect a copy from the medical needs officer.
Our medical needs officer can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org Staff are unable to dispense any medication without parental written consent.
The school will only accept medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber or pharmacist prescriber. Medicines should always be provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include the prescriber’s instructions for administration and dosage.