What should my child do if they feel ill at school?
- Brockington College employs a school health and wellbeing coordinator who acts as the main school first aider. Your child should make their teacher aware, who will contact the first aider who will assess your child and make the decision to send you child home; we will contact you immediately, if this is the case. Please let us know of any medical issues or allergies or changes to medical conditions so that we can keep our medical records up-to-date and respond appropriately whilst your child is in school.
- It is also important that the school always has up-to-date telephone numbers for home, work and mobile to enable us to contact you immediately, if required.
- With regards to Covid-19, Brockington College will follow the government guidance to help prevent the spread of the virus. If your child is presenting symptoms of Covid-19, then please keep your child at home and follow the government guidelines. If your child becomes unwell with symptoms of coronavirus at school, such as a continuous cough, high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in their normal taste or smell, the school will contact you immediately for them to be collected.
Support for ongoing medical conditions
- A signed administration of medicine form, below, is required if students need to take any prescribed medication during the school day, this includes students who carry an inhaler or EpiPen
- Students with inhalers and EpiPens should carry them at all times.
- Inhalers and EpiPens should be clearly labelled with the student’s name and form.
- The college carries an emergency inhaler for use by students with asthma in the event of an emergency and if their personal inhaler is not available. Please sign and return the emergency inhaler consent form below to give permission for this to happen in an emergency.
- Please sign and return the appropriate EpiPen/Jext action plan, if your child will carry one in school.
- If required, after discussion with the school health and wellbeing coordinator, a spare inhaler and/or EpiPen can be stored in the first aid room.
- Students with serious medical conditions or allergies may need an Individual Health Care Plan. Please contact the school to discuss this further, if needed.
- Students are not allowed to carry any medications or painkillers in school, other than prescribed inhalers or EpiPens. However, if the doctor believes that a certain medication needs to be kept with your child and is required for immediate access, then please contact the school health coordinator to discuss this further.
- If your child has an injury and/or has reduced mobility, please contact school in order to arrange a risk assessment before returning to school.
- If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Miss K Brotherton, School Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0116 286 3722.
|Administration of Medicine Form
|Allergy Action Plan EpiPen
|Allergy Action Plan Jext
|Emergency Inhaler (Asthma) Consent