We have two members of staff who look after the health of our students.
Mrs E Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org is the first point of call for any student who is injured or feels unwell during the school day. She is fully trained in First Aid and the Medical Office is easily accessible next to Reception where she has all the facilities to deal with minor traumas and incidents. In addition Mrs Smith deals with the arrangements for First Aid training for members of staff responsible for students on school trips.
Procedure for First Aid in School
A student who becomes unwell during the school day, or has an accident of any sort, is required to report to Reception and ask to see Mrs Smith. She will make an assessment of the situation and, if they are deemed unwell and need to be sent home, Mrs Smith will telephone a parent or guardian.
Under no circumstances should students telephone parents directly and ask to be collected from school without reporting to Reception first. This policy is in place to protect students, ensuring their safety at all times.
Administration of Medicines
Due to new Health and Safety restrictions, parents are required to complete a medical form for the administration of all medicines, including pain relief such as paracetamol, during the school day. This needs to be returned to Reception with the appropriate medicine, marked for the attention of Mrs Smith, First Aid.
A new School Health Nurse, is currently being recruited. She will be part of the School Health Nurses Office (North team): 01993 867149
the role of he School Health Nurse is to improve the health and well-being of children and young people and working alongside teachers in the classroom to deliver the schools’ Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) programmes.
|Level of intervention||Examples|
Help to encourage and promote healthy school environment
|Health promotion, eg: National No Smoking Day·Anti-bullying policy|
Provide the Healthy Child Programme
|Health assessments and development of health care plans·Lunchtime drop-ins for advice·Sexual health advice·Immunisations: *HPV Year 8 girls, *TDP Year 9 students|
Early help and support to prevent the occurrence or worsening of problems
|Targeted health promotion groups, eg: self-esteem.·Identification and support of young carers|
|Universal Partnership Plus|
Part of teams providing on-going additional services for vulnerable young people
|Screening and referral to other services e.g. CAMHS·Screening for child sexual exploitation and referral to the Kingfisher Team·Support and health assessments for students in care|