School Prospectus - Medical need support

Pupils Requiring Medical Needs Support

Parents / Carers of all pupils are requested to inform the school if there is a need for medical support. The School Welfare Officer will make appropriate arrangements.

Please keep the school informed of any changes to your child’s medical condition or medication. This allows us to care and support your child with any medical needs during their time at the school.

In general, pupils should not carry medication with them in school hours. However, if you require your child to carry emergency medication, such as an EpiPen or inhaler, please speak to the Welfare Officer so a school Healthcare Plan can be completed.

Short/long term medication can be kept in the medical room so that it can be administered under supervision as necessary

It is vital that the school is notified if your child has a food allergy e.g. nut allergy. This is to ensure appropriate arrangements are made with our catering staff and to alert staff organising trips, visits or activities your child may be involved in. For severe allergies, it is usual to have a NHS Healthcare Plan and the additional medication to be kept in school. A school Healthcare Plan will also need to be drawn up.  All forms are available from school.

In order for secondary schools to administer paracetamol to students, the consent of parents is required. Our admission form asks for you to sign your permission. This consent will stay on record for your child’s time at the school.   There is a health ‘drop-in’ centre available on Monday lunchtimes, when students can discuss health issues with qualified nurses from the NHS. The ‘drop-in’ centre is located at the Drama Studio entrance.

(If a pupil is attending school with a broken limb please speak to the Welfare Officer on the pupil’s first day back to determine if a risk assessment is required. Arrangements can then be put in place to ensure their safety within school).

Infectious illness

A doctor's certificate is required when a pupil returns after an infectious illness.

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