The Thomas Hardye School

Student Care at The Thomas Hardye School

First Aid & Illness at school

Emergency Medical TechnicianAll children and adults in our care receive quality medical provision on our site. The school has a dedicated member of staff for medical who is trained in advanced pre-hospital care; this member of staff is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). A high number of staff are general first aiders and have their skills updates annually.

First Aid Equipment

The school has a dedicated medical room which is located by the main school office, near to toilet facilities and a phone for emergency calls. The medical room contains advanced medical equipment for use by our EMT such as oxygen, a defibrillator and resuscitation equipment and a with a locked store for medication. Details of children with severe medical conditions are held securely in the first aid room – including a copy of their care plan.

Accident Procedures

All accidents/injuries, however small will be recorded (including a brief description of the incident) and parents will be notified.

If a child has an accident, which requires urgent hospital treatment, the school will call an ambulance. When an ambulance has been arranged, parents will then be informed about the situation and where they should meet their child. If parents cannot be contacted a member of staff will accompany the child and stay with them until the parents arrive. In the case of non-urgent hospital treatment, parents will be informed immediately and arrangements made for collection of their child.

It is vitally important that we have up-to-date contact information for parents/guardians. If you have changed address, telephone and/or mobile numbers, please obtain a new personal information form from the school ASAP!

Medication

If your son or daughter requires medication to be taken in school, written permission must be obtained from the parent/guardian. We will not hold or dispense any without a medication form. Students should not carry any medication on them. This includes paracetamol. All medication will be held in the medical room.

You can download the medication form here - Medication Form [127kb] Adobe Acrobat document.

Our policy regarding paracetamol for students has changed. Please download the letter for further details - Parecetemol letter [131kb] Adobe Acrobat document.

Illness

If your child is really unwell it is advisable not to send them into school. This is obvious for any infectious disease such as chickenpox, as well as diarrhoea, vomiting, high temperature etc. Children who feel unwell during the school day will be sent to the year coordinator, who will decide if they need to be sent home.

Head Lice

If we suspect a child has head lice we will inform you and ask you to collect them from school and organise immediate treatment.

For further information, please feel free to get in touch with the school’s Emergency Medical Technician on 01305 266 064