Medical Matters

The welfare of the children at Wombridge Primary School is of the utmost importance and this includes meeting their medical needs.

 

What to do if my child has a medical condition and is starting school?

  • During the admission meeting you will be asked about your child’s medical needs and you should bring any documents about their condition with you to the meeting

 

What to do if my child has a serious medical condition or emergency medication i.e. an inhaler or epipen in school?

  • If your child’s medical condition is serious and poses a risk to life or long-term health they will require a health care plan to be agreed with the medical professional, parent and school
  • If your child needs a health care plan they cannot attend school until this is agreed, the school aims to complete this process within two weeks and your full cooperation with this process is key to how long this will take
  • A health care plan will be required if:
    • Your child’s asthma is chronic and they have been hospitalised due to an asthma attack
    • Your child has an epipen, has epilepsy or diabetes
    • Your child has a serious medical condition that poses a risk to life or long-term health
  • Your child must have two prescriptions in school: one to be stored in the medical room and one in the classroom
  • Your child’s emergency medication will be taken with them on any trips

 

What to do if my child is diagnosed with a new medical condition or a temporary medical condition i.e. broken bone?

  • You must inform the school of any new medical diagnosis as soon as possible
  • You must have a full discussion with the school and confirm whether your child can attend school

 

What to do if my child is sick?

  • You must inform the school if you child is unable to attend school due to illness

 

What will happen if my child is sick during the school day?

  • If your child is sick during the day if necessary you will be called to collect them from school