First Aid & Illness
All members of staff are trained in First Aid. In the event of an accident requiring hospital or dental treatment, every effort will be made to contact parents before the pupil is taken for treatment. If a pupil bumps their head in school, a note, indicating the location of the bump and details of the accident, will be sent home with the child advising parents of the accident. Parents will be informed immediately by telephone if the injury is serious. If you cannot be contacted, the First Aider may seek medical help or call an ambulance.
If a pupil becomes ill at school, every effort will be made to contact parents so that they may be taken home to be looked after. It is not always easy to assess whether a child is genuinely ill or not. In such cases, the school will make what it feels is the best decision for the child, always erring on the side of caution.
The school has a defibrillator (outside the Medical Room) and key staff have been trained in its use.
It is essential that parents keep school informed of up to date contact telephone numbers including mobile numbers, work telephone numbers (if appropriate) and an emergency contact number. These personal numbers can be updated at anytime via Arbor, either through the website or the free Arbor App.