The health, safety and welfare of all our pupils is of paramount importance. Before your child starts with use, you will be given a Pupil Information Form and Medical Form to complete as part of the admissions procedure. It is very important that we are made aware in advance of any medical conditions or allergies your child has, however slight (plasters, nut allergies, wasp stings, asthma etc.), so that we can have appropriate arrangements in place for them should they become ill.
Parents and carers have a duty to provide these details and to inform the Academy office immediately of any changes, especially in emergency contact numbers.
Accidents and illness
If your child is injured at school, a member of staff qualified in First Aid will assess your child's need and apply basic first aid. For minor injuries, an accident information note will be issued and passed on to parents at the end of the day, together with a verbal explanation by a member of staff. If there is even the slightest concern that the injury may be more serious, parents will be contacted immediately.
All medication should be received by a member of staff at the school office, pupils should not bring medication in themselves. Parents/carers will be given a school medication request form to complete before medication is administered in school. A member of SLT will authorise any medication requests. There are separate forms for ongoing conditions that will require medication, such as asthma and/or allergies. School can only approve medication requests where medication has been prescribed from a doctor and we will ask to see the prescription or a note from a doctor where this is not possible. The medication given to school must be prescribed, in date, labelled and provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist. The container should include instructions for administration, dosage and storage. Some medication will be kept in medical boxes in the classroom (e.g inhalers, Pirton), whereas other medication may need to be kept in the medical cupboard in the main school office. EpiPens should be carried by pupils at all times.