Miss Evans – Healthcare Administrator
Let me introduce myself. I am Miss Evans, the school’s Healthcare Administrator. My role is to work in partnership with parents and carers to help students manage ill health difficulties, promoting good attendance and helping students achieve. I am also the Lead First Aider.
This article will share a number of ways you can help us support our students with health difficulties.
If your child brings prescribed or over-the-counter medicines into school, they must be stored in the Medical Room (in its original packaging). It will be kept safe and access supervised according to the prescription or your instructions and written consent.
We cannot administer pain relief or medication without written parental consent. Parents or carers must provide the medication.
Please ensure that your child carries their own asthma inhaler, that we hold a spare and that you have consented for your child to access it.
A changing situation
Over time it is likely your child’s health care needs will change. Remember to let school know and to discuss a new healthcare plan, even when it is an improving situation. Each year some students miss out on school visits because their records state they have asthma but they do not carry an inhaler or keep a spare in school. When contacted, parents often tell us their child no longer has asthma. Updating health records can save time and disappointment. Similarly a change in treatment or medication requires a new consented health care plan. Please help us to keep our records up to date.
Injuries at home
We have wonderful first aid and health support facilities in school but none of our team are health care professionals. We are experienced first aiders. We are able to administer first aid, consult parents and in emergencies call an ambulance. Parents should not send their child to school with a home injury requiring first aid treatment in school.
Also see: Emotional Health & Mental Wellbeing