medical matters

Qualified first-aiders in school will treat minor accidents. In more serious cases we will call an ambulance and a member of staff will accompany your child to the hospital. In such situations we will inform you immediately.

It is important that the school has a contact number for parents or carers in case we need to contact you. We ask that you inform the school of changes to your address as well as changes to your home and mobile phone numbers. If you can provide the number of an alternative adult for contacting in an emergency, please give the details to the school office.

If your child needs to take medication during the school day, please contact the school office to ensure we are able to accept this responsibility. We only give medicine such as antibiotics if the GP has prescribed that it must be taken at lunchtime or four times a day with meals. You will need to complete an administering medicine request and instruction form. Without this, school staff cannot administer any kind of medication to your child.

Children who use an asthma inhaler are expected and supported to be able to learn to administer it themselves with supervision. Inhalers will be kept in class and need to be clearly labelled with the child’s name. Parents should make sure that inhalers are in date and still have medication left in them. Please check your child’s inhaler regularly and note on your calendar when it is due for renewal.

Your child’s well being, health and safety are very important to us. You can help us by keeping us well informed about your child’s needs.