First Aid/Administering of Medicines
Our First aiders are available throughout the school day to attend to any emergency requiring first aid.
The Medical room is open to students during break and lunchtime. During lessons if a child feels unwell they will need to be given permission by their class teacher to attend reception.
Students must not contact parents/carers (by phone/text) if they feel unwell at school. In the first instance they should attend reception, where they can determine whether they are well enough to return to class, or send the student home.
Medicines in school: If your child needs to take any prescribed medication during the school day, these need to be handed in at reception in the original box with a completed parent consent form for administering of medicines. A copy of this form can be found below, or at reception.
Crutches: If your child is on crutches, you will need to accompany your child into school on the students first day back, to complete a risk assessment and sign a parental consent form.
Please note the following advice from Public Health England’s Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings: If your child has diarrhoea or vomiting it is recommended that they are to be kept away from school for 48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting. Handwashing is one of the most important ways of controlling the spread of infections, especially those that cause diarrhoea and vomiting, and respiratory disease. The recommended method is the use of liquid soap, warm water and paper towels. Always wash hands after using the toilet, before eating or handling food.
If there are any changes to your child's medical situation, please inform us as soon as possible by phone on 01252 615065 (where a message can be left) or by email (email@example.com).
Please refer to the medical room leaflet below for further information advising you of the role of the medical room/medication information.