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Medical Matters

We would ask our parents to notify us of any medical conditions, healthcare needs or prescribed medication that your child requires during their time at Hampton College Primary. Please could we ask that any changes to your child's medical condition or healthcare needs are shared and discussed with us to ensure appropriate care and support is in place. If your child has an identified medical condition or health needs and you wish to discuss any queries or concerns you may have, please contact Mrs McAlister, our Engagement and Pastoral Support Co-ordinator (EPSCo).

  • Emergency medication (e.g. asthma inhalers and adrenaline autoinjectors)

    If your child requires emergency medication (e.g. an asthma inhaler or adrenaline autoinjector), please ensure that you notify us and then send this medication into school so that it can be kept by your child's class teacher in the event of an emergency.  All medication should be supplied with a clear prescription label with your child's name clearly visible.  Asthma inhalers should be supplied with a spacer (where possible); both the inhaler and spacer should be clearly named.  Please could we also ask that medication is supplied within the expiry date and that emergency medication is replaced when it becomes out of date.

     

    If your child has asthma, we would ask you to complete an asthma card, which can be downloaded here and then returned to school as soon as possible.

     

    If your child has a severe allergy, which could result in an anaphylactic attack, please let us know so that we can liaise with the School Nursing Team to complete a care plan for your child.  This care plan will detail any medication they require in the event of an anaphylactic reaction (e.g. piriton or adrenaline).

  • Care Plans

    If your child has long term health needs (e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, heart condition) please speak to Mrs McAlister, who can liaise with the local School Nursing Team or relevant medical professionals to ensure your child has a care plan in place.

  • Prescribed medication

    If your child is prescribed short-term medication (e.g. antibiotics), which is to be taken four times a day, please complete a 'Prescribed Medication' form available from the school office to enable us to administer medication during the school day.  The administration of prescribed medication is at the discretion of the Head of School.  Further information can be found in our policy.

  • Childhood illness

    If your child is unwell, and cannot attend school, please leave a clear message on the school absence line - 01733 246821.

     

    If your child is suffering from sickness or diarrhoea, please ensure that your child does not return to school until 48 hours after the last episode of sickness or diarrhoea. 

     

    The Public Health Agency document 'Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings' gives further guidance about common childhood illnesses, and the recommended period of time that children would need to be kept off school.

     

     

  • Emotional health and wellbeing

    As a school, the emotional health and wellbeing of our children is paramount.  Further information, support and advice for parents and children and useful resources will be added to this page shortly.