We have fully qualified members of staff who can administer first aid to children across the College, with a senior member of staff overseeing the first aid care given to our students. Parents will be contacted if emergency first aid care is given at the earliest opportunity and advised on the next appropriate step of action.
If your child requires any form of medication they are not allowed to keep it with them during the day.
Students should bring the medication, clearly labelled straight to Pauline Brennan at the beginning of the day, with written consent from their parent/guardian. Prescribed medicines must be in their original container as dispensed by the pharmacist. A copy of the ‘Authority to Administer Medicines Form’ can be found on the link below. This form can also be obtained from Reception.
If your child suffers from asthma, please provide a spare pump which can be handed in to reception and will be safely stored in case of an emergency.
If you have any questions about any aspect of medical care at the College please contact.
|Pastoral Assistant for medical and emotional resilience - Mrs Pauline Brennan
Parents/guardians are asked to telephone the College on the first day of absence; this should then be followed up with a letter to explain the absence on the day of the child’s return. Should the illness continue, it is important for the College to be informed.
The College may contact you if we do not know why your child is absent. If any student is away without explanation, we communicate with parents in order to check on possible truancy. It is important that we maintain our excellent record, which is only possible with your co-operation.