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Medical Information for Parents/Carers

Immunisations

Whilst at the Academy, your son/daughter will be offered the remainder of their scheduled school-age immunisations. Click here for more information.

Consent forms will be issued prior to each immunisation, and we ask that the forms are returned whether you consent or not, in order that the immunisation team can record that the immunisations were offered.

What to do if your son/daughter is unwell

We assume that if you have sent your son/daughter to school, you have judged them to be well enough to attend. The priority is to ensure students stay in school in order to learn but if the pastoral team deem your son/daughter to be unable to continue in school you will be contacted to ask for advice on whether you wish your son/daughter to stay in school. You will be contacted to confirm arrangements before your child is sent home.

If your son/daughter is not well enough to attend, please contact the Academy following the Attendance Procedures.  

Care Plans

Most students with medical issues are able to attend and take part in the same activities as their peers. If your son/daughter has a medical condition, the Academy needs to be made aware, so that we can ensure that their needs are met, with as little disruption to their education as possible. A care plan enables key staff to see any additional measures, or emergency procedures that may need to be undertaken in respect of your son/daughter’s medical condition. If your son/daughter has a medical condition, please contact Mrs Quarmby, Complex Case Officer in the first instance or alternatively their House Manager to discuss.

Medication

Doctors are generally advised to avoid prescribing medication at dosage intervals that need to be taken during the school day, but, at times, this is unavoidable. If your son/daughter has regular medication, please let us know - in the unlikely event that we need to call an ambulance, they will ask if your son/daughter takes any medication. We can also watch out for any side-effects, if we are aware that your son/daughter is on medication.

If your son/daughter needs to take medication during the school day, a care plan will need to be filled in, with dosages and timings. We prefer all medication to be held at Student Reception, rather than with the student, for the security and safety of your son/daughter and others.

Medication, with the exception of over the counter painkillers/decongestants etc should come to the Academy in the prescriber’s original packaging, so that the correct dosage and timing can be recorded. We will not allow a student to take prescription only medication unless we have the prescriber’s label, or a copy of, stating their name, and the correct dosage details.

If you wish your son/daughter to have painkillers in school, these should also be held at student reception, and not with the student - please advise us of the dose you wish your son/daughter to have, new guidance states a dosage of 750mg paracetamol per dose in under 16’s, and advises against the use of aspirin for under 16’s.

If you wish to discuss this, please contact Mrs Quarmby at Maltby Academy. Click here to read the Administration of Medicines and Supporting Students with Medical Needs policies.