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Medical

At the Academy we have trained Welfare Officer who deals with medical emergencies. She can be contacted at the Academy on 0208 803 1738 ext.307.

Medication
If your child has prescribed medication which they need to take during school hours you will need to complete and sign a Medicine Permission form. There must be written parental permission outlining the type of medicine, dosage and the time the medicine needs to be given. This form is available from our welfare officer.

Students will administer their own medication under the supervision of the First Aid team.

If a student refuses to take their medication, staff will accept their decision and inform the parents accordingly.

Medicines must always be provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and should include the prescriber's instructions for administering.

Non-prescribed medicines may not be taken in school with the exception of pain relieving medication or Hay fever tablets. A medication form must be completed for your child to take this medication in school.

We keep records of any medication given.
It is the responsibility of the parents to collect unused medicines from the Academy and dispose of them accordingly.

Accidents/Illnesses requiring Hospital Treatment
If a student has an incident, which requires urgent hospital treatment, the Academy will be responsible for calling an ambulance in order for the student to receive urgent medical treatment. When an ambulance has been arranged, parents will then be informed and arrangements can be made where they should meet their child. In the case of non-urgent hospital treatment, parents will be informed immediately and arrangements made for the parents to collect their child. 

It is vital therefore, that parents provide the Academy with up-to-date contact names and telephone numbers.

Medical Conditions
Some students have medical conditions that, if not properly managed, could limit their access to education.
These students may be:
  • Epileptic 
  • Asthmatic 
  • Have severe allergies, which may result in anaphylactic shock 
  • Diabetic 
Such students are regarded as having medical needs and will have a Care Plan. An individual health care plan can help the Academy to identify the necessary safety measures to support students with medical needs and ensure that they are not put at risk.

Parents/carers have prime responsibility for their child’s health and should provide information about their child’s medical condition. Parents, and the child if he/she is mature enough, should give details in conjunction with their child’s GP and Paediatrician. A school nurse may also provide additional background information and practical training for Academy staff.