First Aid & Medication
Should children need first aid to be administered, staff act in ‘loco parentis’ (as caring parents) and follow school procedures. If there is concern about an injury the child is referred to our qualified First Aiders (Mrs Dyer, Mrs Alford, Mrs Robinson, Mrs Atkins, Mrs Laniewski, Miss Harraway, Miss Weatherall, Mrs Kirk, Mrs Hillyer and Miss West) who in consultation with the Head Teacher decide the action that needs to be taken. All first aid applied is recorded and a slip sent home. Parents are only informed as soon as possible if we consider there may be a delayed reaction or if the injury is above the shoulders. It is therefore essential that we have two contact telephone numbers for parents during the school day. Hopefully, these will never be needed for your child.
We aim to treat children who become ill or who have health problems with care and sympathy. If your child is taken ill at school we will try to contact you and arrange for them to be taken home.
In the case of emergencies or more serious injury, we shall try to contact you but no time will be wasted before calling an ambulance or a doctor and it may well be that we shall only be able to contact you afterwards. We regret that we are only able to administer medicines which are prescribed by a doctor and need to be taken more than 3 times a day, or for the treatment of Asthmatic or similar conditions. No unprescribed medicines should be brought into school.
Parents must ensure that medicines, particularly inhalers and eczema creams held in school have not passed their expiry date.
Requests for administration of prescribed medicine need to be made to the School Office and a parental consent form completed.
All medication must be clearly labelled with the owner’s name, dosage and details of when/ how often it should be administered.
All children with long term health problems which require intervention by school staff will have a care plan completed by their parents.