We have two experienced Welfare Assistants in our Welfare team who work closely with other members of the Care, Guidance and Support Team to ensure the health and welfare of our pupils in all year groups.
Should pupils feel unwell during the school day, they should, in the first instance, visit the Welfare Office in the Art block and not contact their parent or guardian to come and collect them as this may result in an unauthorised absence. If necessary, one of the Welfare assistants will contact the parent or guardian.
Any pupil who is prescribed an epipen must have a spare one kept in the Welfare Office for emergency use. We also recommend that a spare asthma inhaler is stored in the Welfare Office for pupils requiring one.
A medical consent form needs to be completed for any medication that is to be taken at school (excluding inhalers, epipens and insulin) - see below.
The School Nurse visits the school weekly - Tuesday lunchtimes 12:45-1:45 in C1/C2. They offer a confidential drop-in service where pupils can chat about all sorts of health worries, friendships, bullying, drugs, relationships, sexual issues. The School Nurse team also arrange and administer vaccinations given to pupils in school - see immunisation information below.