Medical Support for Students
Lead First Aider: Mrs Keely Benn
Telephone: 01344 772658
Please be kindly reminded that it is the parents/carers responsibility to inform/update the school of any medical conditions relating to students attending Edgbarrow School.
Support for Students with Diagnosed Complex and Potentially Life-Threatening Medical Conditions
Edgbarrow School is committed by law to supporting students with complex and potentially life-threatening medical conditions via our Individual Healthcare Plan procedure. It is the parents/carers responsibility to inform the school about student medical conditions and to keep the school updated with changes in medical conditions, then individual healthcare plans can be reviewed and updated as required. A meeting can be set up with the First Aid Team prior to your child’s starting to discuss. Please contact Mrs Keely Benn to arrange a meeting. Please click here if you wish to complete an individual health care plan.
Students Own Medication Service
All medication should be handed in at the main School Reception before morning registration to be stored in the school office. Students should not be carrying medication around with them in school. The only exception to this rule is emergency medication e.g. severe allergy or asthma medication. Medication must be handed in according to our school policy which includes:
- Medication must be in its original container.
- Name of medication must be visible on the original medication container.
- Dose of medication required must be visible on the original medication container.
- Medication expiry date must be visible on the original medication container.
- For prescribed medication – student’s name must be on the pharmacy sticker.
- Medication must be accompanied by a fully completed and signed Parent/Carer Medical Consent Form.
- Medication that is brought to reception will be accepted by the school only if it meets the requirements listed above and is accompanied by a fully completed and signed Parent/Carer medical consent form.
Inhalers in School - Edgbarrow School Policy
- Asthma Plan can be downloaded here, completed and returned to the School Office.
- Students must carry a reliever inhaler on them at all times in school and on school trips.
- Inhalers must be CLEARLY labelled with your child’s full name and tutor group.
- Spare inhalers should be held in the School Office in case of an emergency.
- It is the responsibility of the Parent/Carer to ensure inhalers are REPLACED and IN DATE.
Adrenaline Auto Injectors in School - Edgbarrow School Policy
- Allergy Action Plan downloaded here, completed and returned to the School Office.
- One set of medication (Adrenaline auto injector, antihistamine and inhaler if asthmatic) must be supplied to the School Office AND another set of medication (Adrenaline auto injector, antihistamine and inhaler if asthmatic) must be carried by student at all times in school and school trips.
- All medication must be CLEARLY labelled with your child’s full name and tutor group.
- Expiry dates to be held by Parent/Carer and medication to be renewed before expiry date.
School Paracetamol Service
Paracetamol is available for students, after assessment of need by the designated first aider, for pain relief or a raised body temperature. We require written consent on record and verbal consent at the time from parent/carer prior to the administration of liquid or tablet Paracetamol. If you would like to opt into this service, please ensure you complete the consent box found in the online New Student Registration Form. If the consent box is not completed, we will not be able to administer Paracetamol.
If pain relief is required on a regular basis this should be supplied by the parent/carer in accordance with our school policy as above and a medical consent form completed.
- May we remind you that it is the responsibility of your child to come to reception at the correct time to take their medication.
- Please also note it is parents/carers responsibility to check and renew out of date medication and inform school about medication changes.
The School Nursing service offers ChatHealth, which is an anonymous text messaging service for parents of 5 -19 year olds and for young people 11-19 years old (mobile numbers shown below). They offer advice and support on many topics.