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First Aid

At Poltair, we have a qualified First Aid Instructor who deals with emergency first aid requirements for students whilst at school.

Supporting students with medical conditions

It is important that parents feel confident that Poltair will provide effective support for their child’s medical condition and that the student feels safe. Please speak to us if you have any concerns about your child’s health.

If a student has an ‘Individual Healthcare Plan’ then parents/carers should supply a copy to Mrs J Thorn, Principal First Aider – [email protected]. Parents/carers should also email Mrs J Thorn, providing as much information as possible, if a student suffers from any of the following:

  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Heart condition
  • Diabetes
  • Migraines
  • Joint problems
  • Bladder or bowel problems
  • Hearing impairment
  • Sight loss
  • Allergies that require an Epipen
  • Or any other significant medical condition

Administration of medicines in school

Medicines for students are managed by First Aid in the medical room.  

If a student requires medicine during the school day, the following procedures must be followed:  

  • All medicines must be given in person to the First Aider by a parent/carer.   

  • The student’s name and date of birth are recorded alongside the date, time, name of medicine, and dosage.   

  • Depending on how the medicine needs to be stored, it will be kept in either a locked cupboard or a fridge in the medical room.  

  • To take their medicine, the student must go the medical room, where the dose will be overseen by the First Aider.  

  • Each time the medicine is administered, the time, date and dosage is recorded.  

  • Diabetic students are able to access the medical room for blood sugar checks.  

  • The Principal First Aider needs to be advised (in writing) of any changes to medication. 

  • Care plans and risk assessments are created, if necessary, for students with medical needs. 

  • Liaison with the School Nurse Team if appropriate for more complex medical needs.