Accidents and illness
If a student has an accident or feels unwell they must tell a member of staff straight away. If they are too ill to remain in school, their parent/carers will be contacted.
Written consent from parents must be received before administering any medicine to a child at school. Medicines will only be accepted for administration if they are:
- Provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include instructions for administration, dosage and storage.
The exception to this is insulin which must be in date but will generally be available inside an insulin pen or pump, rather than in its original container.
Medicines should be stored safely. Children should know where their medicines are always. Written records will be kept of all medicines administered to children. Scholars who are competent to manage their own health needs and medicines, after discussion with parents will be allowed to carry their own medicines and relevant devices or will be allowed to access their medicines for self-medication.
It is always best to make medical appointments outside Academy hours. If this is not possible, students MUST bring a note from their parents/carers at least 24 hours in advance of the date along with a letter of appointment from their doctor or hospital to show to their Form Tutor and Head of Year. If their Head of Year agrees with the necessity to miss school they will countersign the letter and the student will present that at student reception where they will need to sign out. Reception will retain the letter.