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If a student has an accident or feels unwell they must tell a member of staff straight away. If they are too ill to remain in school, their parents/carers will be contacted by the school nurse.
With the exception of asthma inhalers, students are not allowed to administer drugs themselves. All inhalers should be clearly labelled with the child’s name and be carried by the child at all times. A second inhaler, clearly marked with the pupil’s name, can also be left with the school nurse if required. If a student needs to take a prescribed medicine at the Academy, they must sign an authorisation document with the school nurse, giving permission for her to administer the medicine. If a child wishes to take a painkiller, they must go to the school nurse. No pupils will be provided with paracetamol unless permission has been expressly given by parents in advance. Students should not carry any medicines or painkillers on their person.
It is always best to make medical appointments outside Academy hours. If this is not possible, students MUST bring a note from their parents/carers at least 24 hours in advance of the date along with a letter of appointment from their doctor or hospital to show to their Form Tutor and Head of Year. If their Head of Year agrees with the necessity to miss school they will countersign the letter and the student will present that at student reception where they will need to sign out. Reception will retain the letter.