Medical Information

Medical inspections are carried out at various times during a child’s primary school years. As parents you will be given notice of these and encouraged to attend, except for vision and hearing tests and dental examinations. The head teacher will assume that your child will attend all inspections unless told otherwise. Parents are told about any recommended action or treatment.  All examinations are carried out by Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board staff.

Parents should notify the school of any medical requirements or allergies that their child may have. If medication is required it is better if this can be provided outwith school hours but, in cases where it is necessary during the child’s time in school, parents should contact the school to make appropriate arrangements.  Staff are not obliged to give medicine to pupils.

Minor accidents are dealt with by school staff in the first instance. If a pupil takes ill or has an accident at school which requires that they be sent home or for treatment, the school will provide first aid and contact parents or carers. It is very important that the school has up to date contact details for all parents or carers and an additional contact person in case parents or carers can’t be reached. This information should be current and the school notified of any changes. We will not send children home from school unaccompanied.

In the event of a serious illness or accident, a member of staff will accompany the child to a doctor or hospital and parents or carers will be notified immediately.

Please find attached below the school policy on Administration of Medication.

Administration of Medicines

Please also find attached Appendix 1 Parental Permission for Medication to be Administered.

Appendix 1 Medical Form


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