Process for pupils to follow if they are ill at school
- Any pupil that feels unwell at school should speak to their teacher in the first instance and the teacher will decide if they should be sent to the Welfare Room. No pupil should call or text home during class time or between classes (unless it is break-time or lunchtime) as per school policy.
- If a pupils feels unwell during break or lunch they can go straight to the Welfare Room.
- The Pupil Support Assistant in the Welfare Room is a qualified First Aider and will assess a pupil to determine if a parent/carer needs to be called to discuss a pupils condition and if they need to go home. Please ensure all parent/carer contact details are kept up to date at all times.
- Pupils under 16 will only be allowed home if they are collected from school by a parent/carer. Pupils over 16 will only be allowed to go home once the school has obtained permission from the parent/carer.
- It is extremely important that no pupil who is ill should leave school without having followed this process. This is because –
- If an illness were to rapidly get worse the safety of the pupil would be at risk.
- If an emergency situation were to happen at school such as a fire alarm, and attendance records show a pupil is in school but not part of the school evacuation they will be deemed as still being in the building. In this circumstance the emergency services may enter a dangerous situation to look for the pupil and put themselves in danger for no reason.
Pupil Medication – Quick Overview for Parents
Here is an overview of the procedures around pupil medication at Currie Community High School.
- At the beginning of each school year (August) parents are required to provide the school with the appropriate medical forms and if necessary, the medication a pupil may need during the school day. This should be treated as a high priority for pupils with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and allergies. Forms can be found below.
- No medication of any kind can be taken in school or administered by high school staff without a parental request form being completed and signed by a parent/carer. This includes non-prescribed medication such as piriton, paracetamol and ibuprofen.
- Prescribed medication for pupils must be supplied to the school by a parent, in the dispensing container with the original pharmacy label detailing the pupil’s name, date of birth, etc.
- Any change to medication type or dose requires a new form to be completed and signed by parent/carer. This must be returned to the school before it can be taken or given at school.
- Medication held and administered at school may need replenished. When this is the case the Welfare PSA will contact the parent/carer via email or telephone to request more medication. Please provide this as soon as possible so that pupils do not miss having their medication administered.
- Pupils who want to and are able to self-administer medication may do so only with parents’/carers’ and the school’s permission. A form must be completed and signed before self-administration is undertaken at school. Please be aware this includes paracetamol and ibuprofen.
- At the end of each school year all medication must be collected from the school by the parents/carers. This includes epi-pens and inhalers. A letter/email will be sent requesting parents/carers do this by the last day of term. No medication will be kept in school during the summer holidays therefore any medication not picked up will be handed into the local pharmacy for disposal.
- If you would like a student to carry and self administer prescribed and non prescribed medication please complete and return this form to the Welfare room Form_5_Medication carried and self-administered by a pupil.
- If you would like the school to look after and administer Non-prescribed medication please complete and return this form to the Welfare room Form_1_Request for school to issue non-prescribed medication in school
- If you would like the school to look after and administer Short Term prescribed medication please please complete and return this form to the Welfare room Form_2 Request for school to issue short-term prescribed medication in school
- If you would like the school to look after and administer Long Term prescribed medication given on a regular basis please complete and return this form to the Welfare room Form_3_Request for school to issue long-term prescribed medication in school
- If you would like the school to look after and administer Long Term as required prescribed medication please complete and return this form to the Welfare room Form 4 Request for school to issue long-term ‘as required’ prescribed medication in school
- If a student has one of the following conditions (or any other conditions) AND they see a specialist at the hospital a Healthcare Plan may be required. Please make the school aware as soon as possible and speak to the Specialist asking them to liaise with the school.
- Cystic Fibrosis
Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions or queries regarding the above.