Medical Matters

Medical Conditions and Medication

It’s essential that you let us know of any particular medical conditions or requirement(s) your child might have.

Many of our pupils will require medication to be administered as part of their daily routines.  Families should also keep the school informed of medication or other medical requirements pertaining to their child.

If medication has to be given in school, parents MUST sign specific forms giving details of administration and their permission prior to any medication being given.

Only medicines which have a pharmacist’s label with the child’s name and medication dosage/instructions will be administered.

If there are any special procedures to be followed with regards to epilepsy, asthma or anaphylaxis, the school must be informed.

Healthcare in Education Policy can be read here. Parental medical consent form are available here, or by request from the school office.

The administration of prescribed medicines in an educational establishment is a matter for the discretion of the Head Teacher.  If the Head Teacher agrees to administer medicine at the establishment, and a member of staff volunteers to do so, then they are required to exercise reasonable care to avoid injury.  In return, the Head Teacher is entitled to the full co-operation of the parents in helping to observe safe practices.

Illness and Injury

Every care is taken to ensure pupils are safe and secure at all times.  However, it is inevitable that accidents can and do happen in schools.  In the event of a child becoming ill, having an accident or seizure in school, the Head or Depute Head or Principal Teacher will decide on the action to be taken.

Every effort will be made to contact the parents/carers or emergency contact to inform them of the situation.  Should hospital treatment be required, an ambulance will be called and a member of staff will accompany the pupil, and remain there until the parent arrives.  Any special instructions or procedures should be notified in writing to the Head Teacher.

Minor accidents will be dealt with by Miss Miller (Senior Clerical Assistant and First Aider).

All accidents and incidents will be recorded by staff on Learning Journals and shared with the family.

Please let the school know of any change in your contact information, any change in a child’s medical condition and of arrangements we should make should your child become ill, or need to be taken home.

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