Medical & First Aid
Our on-site Medical room is intended for students with urgent medical needs or the treatment of pre-existing conditions. Any student who feels unwell must alert their classroom teacher, or a member of staff who will allow them to attend the medical room.
Medical Room Procedures
The Medical room is located behind reception. It is open daily, during break - students may attend without a permission slip. Unless students are receiving treatment or are waiting to be collected by a parent/carer. Students who become too unwell during a lesson to continue will need to be issued with a permission slip by their teacher before being sent to the medical room.
Please note: If a student needs to be sent home the parent/carer will be contacted by a member of staff; students must not contact parents/carers themselves via mobile phone to request collection from school.
Any student who currently holds a medical card, will be permitted to use our Medical room, unescorted. Diabetic students will be permitted to use the room to administer insulin, as required.
What common ailments can the first-aider NOT treat?
- Unless medication has been provided by the parent/carer with appropriate authorisation, the school cannot provide painkillers or other medications. Similarly, we are not allowed to administer antiseptic creams or lotions.
- Sore throats, coughs, and colds; as a school we do not hold any cough mixtures, throat sweets or any other remedies.
- Hay fever - we can only offer saline solution to bathe their eyes wipes.
- Headaches/migraines; we can only offer cold water and somewhere quiet to rest.
Due to limited on-site storage, medication prescribed or specifically recommended by a GP or specialist consultant, can be administered by staff.
In order for permitted medication to be stored and administered in school, parents/carers are required to fill in a parental agreement form. This can be collected from reception or sent home with the student. It must be signed & dated.
All medication must be:
- Appropriately labelled, showing the original prescription label (including name and date of birth)
- Provided in reasonable amounts – we cannot store large volumes of medication.
- In its original container and handed directly to the receptionist.
- Accompanied by clear instructions on dosage, frequency of dosage, date of dispense, storage requirements (if any) and expiry date (if available)
Reminder for parents/carers:
- It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to notify the school if there is a change in medication.
- The school will not accept responsibility for dispensing any medication which is not clearly labelled.
- For the safety of our community, students are not permitted to carry any medication on their person, unless it is an inhaler, insulin or EpiPen.
- If your child has asthma, or if they have been prescribed an inhaler, please complete the Emergency inhaler consent form. This will allow them to use an emergency inhaler held by the school should their inhaler be unusable. Please note, this is only available whilst on the school premises. Students should carry their own spare inhaler on all school trips. Please note, students with inhalers should always have a working, in - date inhaler, clearly labelled with their name, with them at all times.
Students with Food Allergies
- If your child has a food allergy, please provide written confirmation of the allergy from their medical professional, along with any treatment required.
Students with Auto-Injectors
If a student has been prescribed an auto-injector for an allergy, parents/carers should complete the parental agreement form. This can be collected from reception or sent home with the student. We request that the student carries an epi pen with them at all times & hands one in to reception to be kept on site. Please see the website below for useful allergy information.
Students on Crutches
Any student arriving at school on crutches should report at reception to be allowed access to the lift.
The school has a supply of sanitary products, should a student need to use these. They can get these from reception or the pastoral offices.