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Health & Medical Matters

Medicine

Parents are discouraged from bringing medicines into school as most can be dispensed before and after school hours. However the Governing Body has agreed that prescription medicines may be administered to children, at the specific request of the parent or guardian and in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Guidance. Medicines will be administered by a named member of staff who will undergo training in order to carry out the task. Medicines will be stored in the school office, unless they need to be refrigerated. Parents must provide the medicine in the original container, clearly labelled and complete a form of indemnity before any medicine is administered.

No medicines will be administered without a form of indemnity signed by a parent.

Child Protection Our school has a policy in place for child protection. We are required to keep records of any significant injuries to pupils and if required may refer cases to social care with or without parental consent. A copy of the policy is available through the school office for your information.

 

School Nurse:      Josie Thompson

                            Biggleswade Health Centre

                            Saffron Road

                            Biggleswade

                            Beds SG18 8DJ

Telephone:          01767 224902

Medical examinations are arranged during a child’s second term in school. Children have hearing and vision tests, as well as various basic development checks, administered by the School Nurse and Area Health Authority Doctor. Parents are informed of dates and times and are invited to discuss any health problems with the School Nurse. Parents can inform the school if they prefer to arrange medicals elsewhere and do not wish their child to have a school medical.

Dental Inspections

The school Dentist carries out dental inspections and informs parents of the need for any treatment from time to time.

Eye  Tests

The school Optician also carries out eye sight tests and informs parents of the needs of their child/children from time to time.

Head lice

Head lice occur occasionally in schools and parents are advised to check their child’s hair regularly.

It is helpful to report any infestation to school so that reminders can be circulated.