First Aid and Medication

Should children need first aid to be administered, staff act in ‘loco parentis’ (as caring parents) and follow school procedures. If there is concern about an injury the child is referred to our qualified First Aiders (Mrs Cload, Mr Pickering, Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Bray) who in consultation with the Head Teacher decide the action that needs to be taken. All first aid applied is recorded. Parents are only informed if we consider there may be a delayed reaction, (in which case a letter is sent home with a reply slip) or if we consider parents need to be contacted immediately. It is therefore essential that we have two contact telephone numbers for parents during the school day. Hopefully, these will never be needed for your child.
 
We aim to treat children who become ill or who have health problems with care and sympathy. If your child is taken ill at school we will try to contact you and arrange for them to be taken home. Most members of staff are qualified in Emergency First Aid.
 
In the case of emergencies or more serious injury, we shall try to contact you but no time will be wasted before calling an ambulance or a doctor and it may well be that we shall only be able to contact you afterwards. We regret that we are only able to administer medicines which are prescribed by a doctor and need to be taken more than 3 times a day, or for the treatment of Asthmatic or similar conditions. No unprescribed medicines should be brought into school.
 
Parents must ensure that medicines, particularly inhalers and eczema creams held in school have not passed their expiry date.
 
Requests for administration of prescribed medicine need to be made to the School Office and a parental consent form /asthma card completed.
 
All medication must be clearly labelled with the owner’s name, dosage and details of when/ how often it should be administered.
 
All children with long term health problems which require intervention by school staff will have a care plan completed by their parents.