Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions
It is crucially important that parents/carers provide the school with sufficient and up-to-date information about their child’s medical needs. Where a child has a long term and/or significant medical condition, a care plan will be put in place when the child joins the school. The school, therefore, must be kept informed of any changes in the child’s medical condition or the support they need.
Medicines are only administered at school when it would be detrimental to a child’s health or school attendance not to do so. Medication will only be accepted in school if it is prescribed by a doctor. A consent form signed by a parent/carer must be completed.
The medication must be in date, in its original container and be clearly labelled with key information. It will be stored securely and staff record on the consent form when the medication is administered or the child is supervised self-administering.
For further details, please see our policy:
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Food Allergy - School Guidelines
The law requires schools to make arrangements for students with medical conditions, including food allergies. The Children and Families Act 2014 and the statutory guidance Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions set out the duties that schools must fulfil. This includes implementing a suitable food allergy policy, which explains how the school will control risks and what emergency procedures are in place.
More specifically, controlling allergens in a school involves having strict rules for how food is provided and shared. It also requires a school-wide awareness of allergens and anaphylaxis, and the cooperation of everyone who supports the child in and out of school.
Although we recognise that this cannot be guaranteed, we aim to be a nut-free school. This policy serves to reduce the risk to those children and adults who may suffer an anaphylactic reaction if exposed to nuts to which they are sensitive. The school aims to protect children who have allergies to nuts yet also help them, as they grow up, to take responsibility as to what foods they can eat and to be aware of where they may be put at risk.
We do not allow nuts or nut products in school lunch boxes.
This means that the following items should not be brought into school:
- Packs of nuts
- Peanut butter sandwiches
- Fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts
- Chocolate bars or sweets that contain nuts
- Sesame seed rolls (children allergic to nuts may also have a severe reaction to sesame)
- Cakes made with nuts
We have a policy to not use nuts in any of our food prepared on site at our school. Our suppliers provide us with nut-free products. However, we cannot guarantee freedom from nut traces.
We cannot give out any sweets brought in from home to be given out as treats.
The School Aged Immunisation Service visited your school recently to offer the nasal flu vaccination. If your child is in Reception to Year 7 and missed this opportunity to be vaccinated and you would like your child to receive the vaccine please contact us to book an appointment at one of our community catch up clinics.
If your child is in a clinical risk group or shielded group you can also access the vaccine via your GP surgery.
To book an appointment please contact our 0-19 Admin hub on 0800 170 7055 (option 4).
Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/ for further advice about the vaccination programme and details about the small number of children for whom the nasal vaccine is not appropriate