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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 child is unwell

We assume that if you have sent your child 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 child to be unable to continue in school you will be contacted to ask for advice on whether you wish your child to stay in school. You will be contacted to confirm arrangements before your child is sent home.

If your child 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 child 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 child’s medical condition. If your child has a medical condition, please contact Mrs Brown or Miss Brown, Healthcare Assistants in the first instance or alternatively their Student Welfare 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 child has regular medication, please let us know - in the unlikely event that we need to call an ambulance, they will ask if your child takes any medication. We can also watch out for any side-effects, if we are aware that your chid is on medication.

If your child needs to take medication during the school day, a care plan and a Parental Permission to Administer Medicine form 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 child and others.

Medication 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 any medication unless we have the prescriber’s label, or a copy of, stating their name, and the correct dosage details. They will be held at student reception, and not with the student. 

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

Medical Appointments

If your child has a medical appointment during the school day then please inform the Attendance department of the date and time of the appointment and wherever possible provide written evidence of the appointment in order for your child's absence to be authorised.

First Aid

If it is deemed that your child requires urgent medical attention during the school day then a First Aid trained member of staff will tend to your child's immediate medical needs.

Ambulance

If it is considered that your child requires an ambulance during the school day then a member of staff will call 999 and a First Aider will stay with your child until the ambulance arrives.  You will be contacted to be advised that an ambulance is on its way for your child and advised where to meet them.