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First Aid

The school has trained first aiders in the school office and in the Science and PE departments, who are able to deal with minor injuries and children who are taken ill in school.  Parents/carers who do not want their child treated by a first aider for minor injuries must write to the school stating this.

What happens if a child feels unwell during the school day?

Students who are unwell during the school day must report to their Pastoral Support Officer so they can assess them.  The Pastoral Support Officer will contact home if there are concerns about carrying on during the school day and/or in the case of serious illness or injury.

What happens if my child needs medication during the school day?

Medicines required by students during school hours may be administered/supervised by the school’s first aider acting in loco parentis.

Students should not carry any medication on themselves, except for epipens & asthma inhalers. All other medication should be brought into the school office first thing in the morning, with a note giving the first aider consent to administer this, and detailing any medication the student may have already taken that day.

Supplies of long term medication can be held in the medical room with a signed parental consent form.

Consent forms can be downloaded:

  • For a Care Plan Form for a pupil with long-term medical needs click here
  • For an Administering Medicines Form click here

What sort of things can be treated or assessed by the first aider?

  • Nosebleeds
  • Insect stings/bites
  • Burns or scalds
  • Accidental injuries
  • Rashes
  • Minor Head Injuries

What common ailments can the first aider or Pastoral team NOT treat?

  • Sore throats, coughs and colds; as a school we do not hold any cough mixtures, throat sweets or any other remedies.
  • Hayfever; we can only offer water solution to bathe their eyes.
  • Headaches/migraines; we can only offer cold water and somewhere quiet to rest

Unless medication has been provided by the parent/carer with appropriate authorisation, the school cannot provide paracetamol, aspirins or other medications.  Similarly, we are not allowed to administer antiseptic creams or lotions.