It is not uncommon for some children to become unwell, or be involved in a minor accident which requires some first aid while at school.
The school has a first aid room room which is administered by qualified first aiders during the school day. All students are made aware of this facility and how to access this if required. If a student is unable to return to lessons after visiting the first aid room, the first aider will try to make contact with parents/guardians to arrange for the student to be collected from school. If the emergency services are required, the first aider, or another member of staff in her absence, will accompany the student until parents or guardians arrive.
All new students will receive an information pack prior to starting, which contains a health form on which parents/guardians will be able to advise the school of any relevant medical information. It is essential that the school is informed of any changes to a studentâ€™s medical circumstance so that our records remain up to date.
Parents/guardians of children with conditions that staff need to be aware of from the first day of admission, e.g. nut allergies, are asked to meet with the first aider to agree procedures in the case of an emergency.
If a student has medical needs that require managing in school or that are severe or complex, the first aider will meet with parents to create a Health Care Plan.
Vaccinations are carried out at school by the Southern Health Immunisation Team. Parents/ guardians are informed of these in advance in case they wish to be present.