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Medical Needs

Parents must inform the school office and the classteacher of any medication needs to be administered to a pupil during school time.  Written instructions must be given.

All medications must be collected from the school office by the parent/carer.

For the school to administer a medication to a pupil, the medication must have the pupils’ name and be prescribed by a doctor.

If a pupil has asthma, a pump clearly labelled with their name and class must be left with the office administrator in the school office.

Pupils who have serious medical conditions are subject to a care-plan which is drawn up by the school nurse.  The school nurse reviews the care-plans as required – which is usually annually.

Pupils who suffer from a food or medical allergy must have this confirmed by a medical professional.  Parents are expected to provide this information at enrolment or when required.

Reporting of accidents and injury to pupils

All accidents and/or injuries are recorded on the online accident report system by a staff member and this generates an email which is sent to parents. In the case of a serious accident or injury, parents will also be telephoned. 

Serious accidents or injury include:

  • Badly bumped heads, e.g. heavy bruising, headache, distorted sight
  • Possible fractured/broken bones
  • Severe cuts or external bleeding
  • Twisted ankles
  • Asthma attacks (not normal)

Minor accidents may include the following:

  • Grazed knees, elbows, etc.
  • Complaints of minor stomach-ache or headache
  • Minor injuries to limbs
  • Normal nosebleeds
  • Other injury assessed to have no major impact on child’s well-being

Accidents/injury to staff or visitors
Any accidents involving staff, visitors or parents must be reported to the school office immediately.