Since September 2014, it is a legal requirement that all pupils with a medical condition or have medication administered in school, have an annually reviewed Individual Health Care Plan in school.
This can include medical needs or conditions such as:
If your child has a medical condition, please contact the school to speak with Mrs Firth and arrange a meeting to draw up a plan. This is vital in ensuring that your child receives the care and attention that they need.
A key part of this is also ensuring that all medications, such as inhalers, are in date and ready for use. Please check that your child’s inhaler is in date. If you are in doubt about this, please check with your child’s teacher or Mrs Firth.
Also, if your child has asthma, or has an inhaler prescribed by a medical practitioner, make sure your child is on our emergency asthma list. This is a new policy in school, since 1st October 2014. It is a real life saver, particularly if your child’s inhaler is low and they are in need of medical attention.
There are also occasions when children have ‘accidents’ in school. If your child has specific needs in regards to using the toilet, they need to have an Intimate Care Plan in school. This ensures that the adults in school are fully aware of your child’s needs and how they can best support them.
As we enter the new school year, Mrs Firth will be contacting parents of pupils with current plans to update information. Please feel free to pop in to discuss this at your convenience.
Please take a look at the policies section of our website to view our asthma and medical conditions policy.
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