The internet and social media undoubtedly play a significant role in the lives of our young people. At Coombe, we feel that it is important that not only staff are informed of the issues but that parents and students are too.
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If a student feels ill during lesson time the teacher will send them with a note to the medical area. Parents are contacted immediately if illness necessitates a student going home or if an accident has occurred. It is important, therefore, that the school has details of parents’ home and emergency telephone numbers.
It is very important that we know of any medical situations which arise during a school day, so if the student feels unwell, they should tell the teacher and report to Reception in the first instance.
All students who become ill or who have an accident will be assessed by qualified First Aid staff. These staff will make a decision about contacting home and giving any treatment. In an emergency, we will make a decision about seeking further medical advice but in the majority of circumstances, this decision will need to be made by the parents.
The school does not employ a trained nurse, therefore students with any medical conditions should be taken to their GP by the parents/carers and not sent to school for diagnosis.
Occasionally a student will come to us with a minor pain (e.g. an earache or headache) and there will be times they ask for a pain relief. The school’s policy is that we do not supply pain relief to students without written permission from the parent/carer. The student must also have their own supply of tablets that will be kept in the medical room.
If your child has a chronic condition that the school is aware of, please help us to help them by keeping us informed of any changes. This is particularly important if they take part in any school trips or activities as the school records are used to collate relevant information.
If you are aware that your son/daughter is unwell and not fit to attend school please keep them at home. Any vomiting or diarrhoea should be given a clear 24 hour period to avoid the spread of viruses.
If your son/daughter sustains an injury over the weekend please ensure they are dealt with before returning to school.
Students should not be using their mobile phones to contact parents if they feel unwell in school. They should tell the teacher who should sign their diary and send them to the medical room to be assessed by one of the first aiders on duty.
Individual pupils who are undergoing a course of treatment should leave their tablets or medicine in the care of the School Office. These should be in a separate container, clearly labelled with the pupil’s name, the name of the drug, the dosage and the expiry date of the drug. On each occasion when a pupil needs to bring medicine into school, we will need a separate letter from the parent with full details of the needs of the child.