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Medical Matters

Medical Matters

The school has 8 appointed First Aiders and a dedicated Welfare Officer. The Welfare Officer is involved in liaising with School Health Services on medicals, dentistry and foot care. The majority of the school staff are trained in basic first aid.

The school has a medical room where sick or injured children are looked after. If a child feels unwell or is injured, the Welfare Officer provides simple first aid. If your child has a bumped head, you will receive a letter to inform you of this. However, in cases of more serious need the Welfare Officer telephones parents to collect their children to take them home or to the hospital.

It is imperative that parents ensure that all emergency contact numbers held at the school are correct and up to date.

In an extreme emergency appropriate action is taken. If a child has a medicine prescribed by a doctor to be taken during the school day parents must deliver the medicine to the Welfare Officer in the morning and must fill in a School Medicine Form giving the school permission to administer the medicine. Children must not bring the medicine in themselves. London Borough of Hillingdon policy states that we can only administer medication that has been prescribed by a doctor.
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