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Medical Information

The school has a full-time medical officer who is on hand throughout the school day to administer medical help if a student is unwell, injured or requires medication.  If your child has a specific medical need, please ensure the school is informed and has all up to date information. 

Allergens and Anaphylaxis

Any student who has a potentially serious allergy are often prescribed adrenaline auto-injectors (AAI’s).  These can help stop an anaphylactic reaction becoming life threatening.  There are 3 main types of adrenaline auto-injector, which are used in slightly different ways – EpiPen, Jext and Emerade.  Students should be aware how to use their type of auto-injector correctly and, carry 2 of them with them at all times.  Additional spare AAI’s and antihistamines may be left in the medical room for emergencies. 

Asthma Inhalers

Inhalers for the relief of asthma symptoms must be immediately available and students with asthma are encouraged to always carry their inhalers with them.  Please ensure inhalers are clearly labelled with the student’s name and form class so they can be returned to them without delay if lost.   A spare inhaler can be left in the medical room in case the student's own inhaler runs out, is lost or is forgotten. 

Asthma - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Using your inhalers | Asthma + Lung UK 

Diarrhoea and/or Vomiting

Any student who has suffered diarrhoea and/or vomiting should be kept at home for 48 hours AFTER symptoms have gone away to avoid further spread.  This directive comes from the UK Health Security Agency – Health protection in education and childcare settings (HPECS), Guidance. 

Medication

PPlease ensure your child takes their medication before they come to school.  All medication, whether prescribed or over the counter and is to be taken in school hours must be left in the medical room.  All medicines held and dispensed by the medical room must be provided in their original packaging and must have a parent/guardian's written consent. 

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Administering Medication Consent Form

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Respiratory infections, including Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Any student suffering with respiratory infections, who has a high temperature and who is unwell should be kept at home until their temperature has returned to normal.  Students with mild symptoms, such as runny nose, cough or sore throat but who do not have a temperature, should continue to attend school.  Any student who has tested positive for COVID-19 should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day of the test.  After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a temperature they should return to school. 

Keeping Hydrated

It is very important to ensure that we do not dehydrate. As well as keeping our bodies fit and healthy it will also help keep concentration levels higher and therefore improve performance at school.  Please ensure that your child brings a bottle of water with them to school - this can be re-filled at the many water fountains we have installed on the site.  Any fizzy drinks or energy drinks WILL BE CONFISCATED. Cups are no longer available from Student Reception or the main office, so students must ensure they have a water bottle with them.  Students are not permitted to leave lessons to visit the medical room for water, unless they are feeling unwell.

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