FIRST AID & MEDICAL NEEDS

First aid procedures

Sometimes accidents or illnesses do occur.  When medical attention is needed, children are taken to an identified member of staff (qualified first-aider) All accidents are recorded and treatment administered in accordance with policy. Parents/carers are notified as soon as possible when children are too ill to remain in school or when a serious accident occurs.  Parents or carers are always informed in writing and by text message or phone call when children bump their heads. If parents/carers cannot be contacted in an emergency a member of staff will either take the child to hospital or call for an ambulance.

*See First Aid and Accident policy

Medicines in school

Prescribed medicines may be administered to pupils on completion of a permission form if administration is required during school hours. All medicines should be brought to school by an adult and given to a member of staff.  In the interest of safety, children are not allowed to have throat pastilles, lip balm, suntan lotion or lozenges. Inhalers are kept in a secure area. In consultation with parents/carers and health workers a health care plan is written for children who have medical needs.

 *See Policy for Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs

Allergens

When parents/carers report a food allergy to school staff, they will be invited to complete an Allergy Care Plan.

No nuts or products containing nuts are permitted in school.

*See Allergens policy.