Student Care at The Thomas Hardye School
First Aid & Illness at school
All children and adults in our care receive quality medical provision on our site. The school has a clinician available who is trained in advanced pre-hospital care. A high number of staff are also qualified in numerous levels of first aid and receive advice and guidance as well as having their skills refreshed on a regular basis.
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 clinician 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.
All accidents/injuries, however small will be recorded (including a brief description of the incident) and parents will be notified should this be necessary.
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 office ASAP!
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.
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.
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 office.
We also run First Aid and Health & Safety Courses.