Medical

Our Medical Room at Hodge Clough is for non-emergencies such as aches and pains, nose bleeds and general first aid. If a student requires medical attention, a member of staff with First Aid Training will accompany them to the Medical room for treatment.

Medicines

The rules around medicines in schools are very strict. Should a student require medication during school hours we require a consent form to be completed. This can be obtained from the school office. Alternatively, a note in your child’s diary giving written permission, stating dosage and the time that it is required is acceptable. This must be signed by a parent/carer.

All medication must be handed in to Reception before registration as students are not allowed to carry medication around school with them.

Epi-pens and inhalers are to be kept in a safe area in the child’s classroom, or taken with them during any outdoor activities or school trips.

Please ensure that girls carry their own supply of sanitary wear although school carry a small stock for emergencies.

Parents/carers are to ensure that their child’s medication is in date. This includes paracetamol based medicines, antihistamines and inhalers-which should be to be kept in school.

Child being sent home/emergency care

The decision as to whether a child should be sent home will be made by the Lead First Aider, Head Teacher or Deputy Head who will contact the relevant parent/carer to advise them of the situation.

It is very important that parents/carers inform the school of any changes to their child's medical condition. This includes changes in ongoing medication or newly diagnosed medical issues for example asthma, eczema or allergies.

If an ambulance is required for a child then the parent/carer is contacted. The child will always be accompanied to hospital by a member of staff if the parent/carer cannot get to the school in time.

Warm weather

During warm weather we ask that you cover your child’s exposed skin in sun cream before they come to school and that you provide your child with a small bottle clearly labelled for them to ‘top up’ before P.E/play/lunch time or other outdoor activities for example school trips. A hat would also be advisable.

Defibrillators

The school has invested in defibrillators at both the Infant and Junior sites and the majority of staff have had training in the use of them. Also, all the current year 6 pupils have had this training.

It is of utmost importance that the school has your child’s most up to date medical information, which includes parent contact details.

 

If you need to discuss any of your child's medical issues with someone at the school please call Reception and ask for the Lead First Aider on site.

Infant Building                                                      Junior Building

 Jen Taylor                                                                                         Lisa Neville