First Aid

The school’s trained first aiders will treat children for minor cuts and bruises, but will telephone parents if children are unwell and need to be collected.

In an emergency, or if the school staff feel that an injury may be a serious cause for concern, the school will arrange for the necessary medical assistance (including transfer of a child to hospital by ambulance). At the same time, the school will contact the child’s parents/carers as soon as possible, but obtaining medical assistance will not be delayed pending contact with parents.

 

Medicines in School

Medicines will only be accepted by school staff if they are: prescribed, in-date, labelled and provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist. The only exception to this is insulin, which must be in-date, but will generally be available inside an insulin pen or pump, rather than its original container. Medicines must include instructions for administration, dosage and storage.

If your child has been prescribed a medicine, is well enough to attend school and must have medication administered during the school day, please first complete and sign the Request for School to Administer Medication Form and take it along with the medicine to the school office. For further information, please see our First Aid and Administering Medication Policy.

Medicine must be taken to the school office at the beginning of each school day, where it will be kept securely, and must be collected at the end of the school day by a parent or carer.

Parents or carers may come into school to administer the medicine or a first aid trained member of staff will administer it and record the dose given. Children must go to the school office to take the medicine and will not routinely be collected by staff, therefore please also let your child’s class teacher know so they can help support your child to go to the office at the correct time.

If your child seems unwell, school will contact you or your emergency contact and may stop administering the medication until medical advice has been sought.