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“This is my favourite room in school - even if I'm feeling unwell, I know I'll be looked after!"

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Medical Care

Medical Policy 2014

The care of our pupils is paramount. We endeavour to help our pupils remain healthy and to enjoy a full education. To achieve this we realise it is important for parents, pupils and staff to work closely together. Medical update forms are issued to all parents at the start of each year to ensure that all current needs are recorded. Please inform the school nurse of any relevant changes that occur throughout the school year, by telephoning or emailing the contact details below.

The Medical Centre is staffed throughout the school day by two qualified nurses, Mrs D. Birt and Mrs. V. Dilke. The School Doctors visit regularly and oversee the Medical welfare of the pupils at school.

If there are specific concerns regarding your child's health, please contact the Medical Centre any time during the school day on 01626 771512 or by email (nurse@trinityschool.co.uk) and we will be happy to help.

Medicines are administered in accordance with Trinity's Administration of Medicines in School Policy, which states that medicines, unless prescribed, should not be brought to school. Medication for specific medical conditions will be individually assessed.

Day pupils who become unwell and are unable to attend lessons will initially be cared for by the School Nurses, parents will be notified and are expected to collect their child from school. Parents are requested to inform the school of any infectious illness with regard to their child and to keep them away from school until the illness has resolved. If a child has sickness and/or diarrhoea it is necessary to have a period of at least 24 hours after the vomiting and diarrhoea has settled before returning to school. If several pupils have symptoms, 48 hours free of symptoms is required before returning.

Vaccinations will not be given in School without parental consent. The National programme of immunisation for children is followed.

The nurses also offer their expertise throughout school, teaching PHSME, running First Aid courses for pupils and staff, acting as counsellors, helping to review the menus and ensuring all necessary information is shared at Staff INSET and during Parents’ Information Evenings. Pupils pop in during the day for a chat and to refill water bottles with "the best water on site".

 

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