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The Medical Administrator’s office is situated near the Learning Resources Centre, which is close to the reception area and it is here that students can come for First Aid or if they feel unwell.
Should it be necessary for a student to be sent home or if further treatment is required, a member of staff will call the emergency contact(s) parents have supplied to the school, in order of priority.
It is essential that one named contact is available and able to collect your child at any time during school hours; the school must be able to easily contact you, or other designated adult, should the need arise. Any changes in address, home/work/mobile telephone numbers or medical history must be notified to the School Secretary in writing immediately.
In the event of an emergency requiring urgent hospital treatment, the parent (or other emergency contacts) will be contacted as soon as possible by the school and given hospital details.
If your child has, or develops, any condition that requires medical or long term treatment e.g. allergies, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, please inform the Medical Administrator so that such factors can be taken into consideration and support offered where necessary. (All such information is covered by the Data Protection Act.)
Please do not send your child into school if unwell. If your child has had diarrhoea or vomiting, they must stay away from school for 48 hours. Your GP will advise about the length of time your child must stay away from school if they are suffering from an infectious disease.
In accordance with current Health and Safety requirements, the Medical Administrator can supervise prescribed and some non-prescribed medication. Where possible, please ask your doctor to prescribe medication in dose frequencies which enable it to be taken outside school hours.
Students are not allowed to carry any medicines with them in school. The only exceptions are inhalers and Epipens and other medicines/equipment identified on individual healthcare plans.
If your child is prescribed short-term medication, the following procedure must be followed if you wish the Medical Administrator to administer it during the school day:
Parents should bring in any medication and complete a MED1 Form (for prescribed medication) or a MED2 form (for non-prescribed medication) giving full instructions for administration. Forms are available to download below. A separate MED 1 or MED2 form needs to be completed for different medications. The medication must be in a recognised container/box with name of child, name of drug and dosage with dispensing instructions. The responsibility for delivery and collection of medication required rests with the family and students who are responsible for ensuring they attend at their designated times.
When medication is given, the Medical Administrator will supervise, log it and monitor your child for any side effects. Please contact the School Secretary if you require any help or advice in this matter.
- Students with asthma are required to have their inhaler with them at all times
- Students with epipens are required to carry them at all times
Medication for School Trips
Students must not carry any medication on them, the exception being asthma inhalers and epipens. If, due to their medical condition, they require either or both of these items the student must carry them at all times. If they do not have them they will not be allowed on the trip. Please contact the Medical Administrator or the Trip Leader for further information.
For travel sickness only parents can provide one dose of non-prescription travel sickness medication for the return trip, to be placed in a sealed envelope with full details of the medication and time to be taken by the student.
Please let the Medical Administrator know well before a trip if you wish your child’s medication that is kept in school to be taken on the trip by the trip leader.
NB MED 1 Forms are not required for asthma inhalers.
For health and safety reasons, under no circumstances are students allowed to bring aerosols into school. This includes deodorant, anti-perspirant and perfume.
Mrs L Carter
Please see below for MED1 & 2 forms, included in the Supporting Students with Medical Conditions policy, which is a comprehensive document on supporting students at school with medical conditions:
If you require paper copies of any of the policies/information on this website please contact the school in writing, or by email to email@example.com
Copies will be supplied free of charge within 10 working days.