Our first aid procedures are informed by Essex County Council Codes of Practice and we monitor them regularly. However, we are only able to administer basic first aid and if the injury sustained cannot be treated adequately, we always contact the parents, or the child’s G.P. if the parent cannot be contacted.
In the case of sickness, or an accident, every effort will be made to contact you. This is why it is essential that we have a current address and telephone number where you can be reached during the day.
The school is happy to consider requests from parents for administering medicines, both prescribed and non-prescribed. In the interests of all the boys and girls in the school, it is essential that the medicine request form is completed before the medicine is brought into school. Each request should be made in writing (using the appropriate form which is obtainable from the School Office or can be downloaded below). Obviously the school wishes to encourage good attendance, but please do not send your child to school if he/she is feeling unwell in the morning in the hope that he/she will feel better later in the day.
All medication should be handed in at Reception. Inhalers will be kept in the medical room where it is readily available to your child when required. During school visits, and P.E. lessons on the school field, teaching staff will have the required medication with them.
In exceptional circumstances, some children with long term medical needs require further support from the school. For these children an individual Health Care Plan is drawn up in conjunction with the parents and, where appropriate, the medical profession. If you feel your child needs this medical support in school, please contact the school office in the first instance.