Medicines and Medical Conditions
With the exception of asthma inhalers, students are not allowed to administer drugs themselves. All inhalers should be clearly labelled with the child’s name and be carried by the child at all times. A second inhaler, clearly marked with the student’s name, can also be left with the school office if required.
If a student needs to take a prescribed medicine at the Academy, the parent must sign an authorisation document with the SENDCO, giving permission for the first aid team to administer the medicine. No other medication can be held on site for students unless advised by a doctor/nurse.
Students should not carry any medicines or painkillers on their person.
If your child suffers from any type of allergy or allergic reaction then they must bring in a letter from their doctor or other medical professional outlining the nature of the condition and the necessary remedial action required.
If your child suffers from a medical condition which impacts on their day to day activities then they must bring a letter from their doctor or other medical professional outlining the nature of the condition and the necessary remedial action required.
The SENDCO may complete an Individual Health Care Plan (IHCP) with the you, your child and any linked medical professionals if they have an allergy, or a medical condition which impacts on their day to day activities. Appropriate training will be sourced when required (e.g. EpiPen training).
Accidents and illness
If a student has an accident or feels unwell they must tell a member of staff straight away. If they are too ill to remain in school, their parents/carers will be contacted by the Head of Year.