Gilbert Inglefield Academy

Medical Issues 

MEDICINES

All medication must be handed in to the school office.  We are unable to allow your child to carry or administer their own medication, unless they have an inhaler for asthma.  We can only administer medicines to your child when we have written consent from you through a medical indemnity form

If your child suffers from asthma they should keep a spare inhaler in school, labelled with their name, form, and the inhaler’s expiry date.  Inhalers must be sent in to school at the beginning of term and collected at the end of term.

If your child uses an Epipen for an allergic reaction, they should keep one in school, labelled with their name, form, and the Epipen’s expiry date. Epipens must be sent in to school at the beginning of term and collected at the end of term.

NB:  It is extremely important that parents ensure the school has a record of up to date contact numbers in case there is a need to discuss a medical matter.

 

ILLNESSES, ACCIDENTS

 If your child feels unwell or has an accident they must tell a teacher straight away. Normally they will be sent to the school office where a trained first aider will take care of them. If they are too ill to remain at school or if hospital treatment is necessary then you will be contacted to make suitable arrangements. They must not leave school premises without school permission.

  

MEDICAL & DENTAL APPOINTMENTS

It is best to make medical appointments outside school hours. If your child must leave school during the day for any reason then we must see an appointment card / letter or other written evidence in advance of the appointment date.  Your child must sign out at the office before they leave the premises and sign back in on their return.