Medical Matters

Our Welfare assistant, Mrs Meade, looks after children if they have medical conditions. The school will always contact parents if an injury is more than superficial, therefore the school must always have up to date information with regard to where parents may be contacted in an emergency.

If a child receives a bump to the head, the school will always attempt to telephone a parent.  The child will wear a ‘bracelet’ for the remainder of the day, and the person collecting the child at the end of the day will be informed.

Mrs. Meade Welfare and Teaching Assistant

Mrs Meade
Welfare and Teaching Assistant

If your child is ill, and on medication they should normally be kept at home. If they are fit for school, and still, exceptionally, need medication, this may only be administered by Mrs Meade if a written request is made, and parents take full responsibility.

Any medicines administered in this way must be clearly labelled with the child’s name and dosage, and handed to Mrs Meade by an adult. Children may never have medicines, inhalers etc., on their person, or in their own bags.

All our school staff hold either the 1 day Emergency First-Aid Certificate or the 2 day Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

If you would like to discuss any medical matter for your child, please contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Meade.

Asthma

If your child suffers from asthma we request that your child keeps an inhaler in school specifically to be used during school hours. We ask that such inhalers are clearly labelled and handed by the parent to Mrs Meade who supervises their use, as with all other medicines.

Click here to view our Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy.