We understand that some children may need help and support at school to meet their health needs. We recognise that these needs may be long or short term.
Our staff receive annual training from the School Health Nursing Team on common medical conditions in school such as Asthma, Epilepsy and Allergic Reactions (anaphylaxis). Staff also have experience in supporting children with more complex health needs and meet with relevant medical staff as and when appropriate.
If your child has a medical condition it may be appropriate for school to write a Care Plan detailing specific information about their condition and how best to meet their needs in all aspects of their school day e.g. P.E, Lunchtimes & School Trips. Plans are placed on Class Teacher clipboards and are updated annually in September with parents and health professionals. If your child has a Care Plan and their needs change please inform the school office or Suzanne Cowell (Assistant Head Teacher) as soon as possible.
If your child requires medicine please complete a medication form. Staff can only give medicine if it has a signed pharmacist’s label, with the child’s name and dosage.
For children on continuous medication, a request form for the school to give the medication must be completed at the beginning of each term. All medicines are kept in the medical room.
We would ask that if your child requires medication three times a day that this is given at home, any medication required more than three times a day can be administered at school at the intervals prescribed.
If your child needs to use inhalers during school hours, an Asthma Medication request form must be completed.
Please check your child’s hair at least once a week. If your child has head lice, school should be informed. We will send a letter to all pupils in that class advising of treatment.
Specialist nurses from our trust deliver the national immunisation programme in schools in Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside.
The national immunisation programme aims to give children the best protection against a range of infections and diseases, ensuring that they are protected from infancy, through their teenage years and on to adulthood.
Your child will receive their immunisation at school, but we also offer local catch-up clinics for those who have been absent during school vaccination programmes or for young people who are home educated or require extra support due to their personal needs.
Anyone can refer into the service if they think a school aged child has missed their immunisations. This can be done by contacting the service directly and we can discuss how the child can receive their immunisations.
After every immunisation your child receives, they will come home with a patient information leaflet which will inform you about the medication they have received.
The flu vaccine for children is needle-free and given as a single dose of nasal spray squirted up each nostril. It has few side effects and, due to its properties, works better than the injectable vaccine. It’s quick and painless and will mean your child is less likely to become ill if they come into contact with the flu virus.
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