Health Matters

Medicine in school:

Legally, schools are not compelled to administer medication to children or to supervise a child taking it because of the risks involved and possible legal consequences.

 

This is purely a voluntary role.  Medicines should only be brought into school where it would be detrimental to a child's health if the medicine were not administered during the school day.

 

If possible all medicine should be taken at home, with the exception of doses prescribed four times a day by a doctor.  The administration staff at this school have volunteered to administer medicines that meet the requirements and have been trained to do so.

 

To aid this process the following documents must be completed by parents/carers.  These can either be completed at home by downloading the forms listed below or by requesting copies from our school office.

 

Form 3A - Parental agreement for school to administer prescribed medicine short term

 

Form 3B - Parental agreement for school to administer prescribed medicine long term

 

Form 5 - Records of medicine administered in school

 

For further details regarding the administration of medicine please read our Medicine in School Policy by clicking the link below:

 

Medicine in School Policy

 

Medical Conditions:

It is important that school  is made aware of any medical conditions your child may have.  Please record this on the pupil information sheet at the beginning of each school year and advise the school office of any in year changes.

 

The School Nurse:

The school has access to a school nurse who visits the school on a regular basis.  They are readily available to check on health issues, as requested.

 

Specific routine health screening for height and weight is carried out in: Foundation Stage 2 and again in Year 6.  Vision is also checked in Foundation Stage 2.  Flue vaccinations are available for children in Year 1 and Year 2. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guidance on Infection Control:

Please click on the link below for Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings as published by the Public Health Agency.

 

http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/Guidance_on_infection_control_in%20schools_poster.pdf