Achieving Excellence Beyond Belief
Parents - 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.
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.
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.
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.