The rules around medicines in schools are very strict. Should a student require medication during school hours we require a consent form to be completed. This can be obtained from the link below, or from the main reception. This must be signed by a parent/carer.
The decision as to whether a child should be sent home will be made by the school first aider, who will contact the relevant parent/carer to advise them of the situation.
No communication should be made between a student and their parent/carer at any time during the school day. In addition, parents/carers should not collect an unwell student without speaking to the staff in the medical room.
If an ambulance is required for a child, then the parent/carer is contacted. The child will always be accompanied to hospital by a member of staff if the parent/carer cannot get to the school in time.
Any visits to the medical room will be recorded on our school system. Depending on the severity of the injury/illness, you may also receive a telephone call.
School Nurse Service
Are you worried/concerned about your child? The School Nurse Service can work both in and out of school to help provide or find support with a number of issues. For more information, please download this information sheet or view their website here – https://www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/schoolnurse