Haygrove School has a number of staff responsible for administering emergency first aid to students during the school day. If your child is injured outside of school, or becomes ill out of school hours, please visit a pharmacist or your GP for advice and medication. The school first aiders can only provide support for incidents that occur during school hours.
Any incidents that do occur during the school day, including if your child falls ill, are immediately referred to a first aider who will contact the appropriate parent or carer. The school ensures that there are qualified First Aiders on the premises at all times.
- The Medical Room and First Aiders are for emergency first aid, supporting students with long term, on-going medical or welfare conditions and issues and supporting students who become unwell during the school day and may need to go home.
- Our First Aiders are not GPs and should not be asked for a medical opinion. If you have any concerns about your child's health, please make an appointment to see your GP.
- Students who require medication during the school day should only visit Student Services between lessons or at break/lunchtime. The only exception to this is for students with medical cards.
- If a student feels unwell they should try to only go to Student Services at the end of a lesson, unless their condition is serious.
What if my child becomes unwell at school?
If a student becomes unwell or has an accident during the school day, a qualified first aider will provide emergency first aid or assistance. Contact will be made with parents/carers if the student need to be collected from school.
Click here for more information about illness and absence.
A weekly Drop-In Health Clinic for students is held every Thursday and is run by a qualified nurse.
Medications in School
The school operates a 'no medication' policy which means, for the safety of all, students must ask the Principal First Aider to store any medicines they need. The medication will be stored for them in a locked cabinet. Students must not carry medication with them in bags, pockets etc. Medication is not supplied in school, students must bring in their own from home, clearly labelled with their name.
If you wish your child to receive simple pain relief a Permission to Administer Medication form must be completed and returned to the First Aid room. Alternatively you can sign the form that is located within your child’s planner. Parents only need to complete this form once as the authorisation remains valid until the child leaves the school.
If a student has a long term or short term course of prescribed antibiotics or medication which has been prescribed by their GP and must be taken during the school day, then the parent/carer will need to complete and sign a Permission to Administer Prescribed Medication form. The form along with the medicine must be given to the First Aider. Where possible, medications should be timed to be taken at break or lunchtimes.
Medical conditions and Health Care Plans
Students with such conditions such as diabetes or epilepsy and short term issue such as fracture will need a Health Care Plan (HCP). HCPs are updated annually and it is important that parents and carers of children with long term medical conditions complete and return their child’s HCP to the school each year. If your child does have a medical condition, please click on the HCP link to download a form.