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Parents' Information

Medical provision

This page of our website provides details regarding our medical and first aid provision in school.
Medicines

If your child is prescribed medicine, you must complete the following document before this can be administered in school:

Parental agreement for school to administer medicine

The school will not administer medicine to your child unless you complete and sign this document.

Administration of medicines in school

School staff are only able to administer prescribed medicines in school. We are unable to administer unprescribed medicines such as Calpol, etc.

Medicines administered in school must be prescribed by a doctor and their label must clearly state that they require four doses per day.

School staff are unable to administer medicines that require only three doses per day, but parents and carers are welcome to come into school to administer medicine to their child during the lunchtime break.

How we support pupils with medical needs

Someries Infant and Nursery School wishes to ensure that pupils with medical conditions receive appropriate care and support at school. All pupils have an entitlement to a full time curriculum or as much as their medical condition allows. This policy has been developed in line with the Department for Education’s statutory guidance released in April 2014 – ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions’ under a statutory duty from section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014. The statutory duty came into force on 1st September 2014.

Click here to read our policy and guidelines for supporting pupils with medical conditions

Asthma

At Someries Infant and Nursery School we are aware of the need to ensure that the pupils who are asthmatic have access to their inhalers at all times. We have procedures in place to ensure that inhalers are readily available. The school maintains a record of all those who are registered as asthmatic/ have allergies. In the event of a child requiring an inhaler and not having access to their own we have implemented the following policy and procedures.

Click here to read our asthma policy

If your child has an inhaler, you must complete the following document before they can use their inhaler in school:

Parental agreement for school to administer medicine

The school will not administer medicine to your child unless you complete and sign this document.

Emergency salbutamol inhaler

In the event of your child displaying symptoms of asthma, and if their inhaler is not available or is unusable, they are able to receive salbutamol from an emergency inhaler held by the school for such emergencies. However, you must complete the following document before they can receive salbutamol from an emergency inhaler held by the school:

Consent form for the use of emergency salbutamol inhaler

First Aid provision

This document is designed to promote the health, safety and welfare of pupils, staff and visitors to Someries Infant and Nursery School through the provision of first aid equipment and trained personnel in accordance with the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981.

The appointed person is the Deputy Head Teacher.

Click here to read our first aid policy

Provision of intimate care

Someries Infant and Nursery School is committed to ensuring that all staff responsible for the intimate care of children will undertake their duties in a professional manner at all times. We recognise that there is a need to treat all children with respect when intimate care is given. No child should be attended to in any way that causes distress, embarrassment or pain.

Click here to read our intimate care policy and guidelines