To successfully meet pupils’ medical needs, there are some actions we may take to achieve this:
- Ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities.
- Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have.
- Ensure that teaching staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs.
- Pupils to gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem.
- To work in partnership with parents and/or cares, pupils and relevant external agencies in order to provide for children’s special educational needs and disabilities.
- To identify at the earliest opportunity, all children that need additional consideration to support their needs.
- To make suitable provision for children to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum.
- Ensure that all children are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement.
- To promote self-worth and enthusiasm by encouraging independence at all age and ability levels.
- To give every child the entitlement to a sense of achievement.
- To regularly review the policy and practice in order to achieve best practice.
Health Care Plans for Medical Needs
Children with ongoing medical or diagnosed conditions, including asthma, will have an Individual Healthcare Plan in place completed together with parents, children, school staff and, in some cases, healthcare professionals. The Individual Healthcare Plan details the medical condition, signs and symptoms and any treatment required.
We can administer medication in school including antibiotics, ear/eye drops and cough medicines. The first dose must have been given at least 2 hours before attending school to reduce the risk of an adverse reaction at school. If a child requires medicine within the school day, parents/carers must complete a medication administration form at the school office. Medication cannot be administrated without this form fully completed. We have trained staff who will administer the medication. We request that parents/carers hand over any medication to the school office at the start of the day and collect this at home time (signed for on both occasions).