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Accidents and Illness

If pupils have an accident in school:

  • First Aid will be given if appropriate;
  • If further treatment is needed parents are contacted;
  • If the accident is serious an ambulance will be called and parents are informed;
  • An accident form will be filled in at school;
  • If we feel there may be after-effects following a minor injury including knocks to the head, parents will be informed, by ‘phone if at all possible;

In the interests of everyone concerned, pupils should not be sent to school if they are unwell.  If a child becomes unwell at school, parents are contacted in order that the child can be taken home.

For further advice on any medical issues parents can contact the School Nurse at Kirkburton Health Centre, telephone 01484 605740.

 

Administration of Medicines in School

Pupils’ own medicines should only be brought to school when it would be detrimental to their health if the medicine was not administered during the school day.

School will accept pupil’s own medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber or pharmacist prescriber and are provided in the original container (as dispensed by a pharmacist) and include the prescriber’s instructions for administration. Non-prescribed (in date) medication such as paracetamol, calpol etc., can also be administered if provided in the original container/packet and accompanied with the parental consent form.

click here for parental consent form

It is the pupil’s responsibility to go to the Office at the correct time to receive or self-administer their medication. Doses administered will be recorded and logged onto individual medical forms for each pupil which are retained in the Office.All medication is kept in a secure medicine cabinet in the School Office.

Pupils who require inhalers carry them with them throughout the day.