Southwood Primary School

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Medical @ Southwood

Medical support

Our Medical policy has been updated with new guidelines

• Where necessary (and possible) we make referrals to the school nurse

• There are yearly height, weight checks in Reception

• First Aid policy and procedures are clear and followed by all staff. Recording systems for accidents is robust and clear. Parents are informed by note of any accidents their child has been involved in at school.

• Parents are notified by the class teacher/ teaching assistant when their child suffers a bump to the head

• We have a team of first aiders led by a senior first aider (Mrs Lyons)

• Medication can be administered by the first aid team if a consent form is completed – this can be obtained from the school office

We work with a school Nurse who is NHS registered. The service provides support in the form of training and advice for parents and staff. Training provided consists of awareness of seizures and epilepsy, sickle cell among other medical treatments. They also assist us in writing Health Care Plans (HCP) for children with allergies and other medical needs. The school nursing team also run drop-in clinics where you can discuss any concerns regarding your child's health needs and these are based at the school. We announce the dates of drop-in clinics on class dojo events. If you have any medical concerns and would like to discuss these concerns please contact our school office.