First Aid In School
If your child requires first aid during the school day, one of our first-aiders will be on hand to look after them.
There is always a member of staff with a valid paediatric first aid qualification to advise and administer first aid. The Federation has a First Aider at Work on both sites, endorsed by a valid Emergency First Aid at Work certificate and there are 16 members of staff who are qualified Paediatric First Aiders. There are a number of first aid kits situated around school, including in classrooms and outside at breaktimes, which are monitored and replenished regularly.
When a child is unwell or has suffered an accident whilst on the school site, there is a protocol for staff to follow:
✓ A trained first-aider is consulted.
✓ First Aid is administered.
✓ The incident is logged on Medical Tracker - an online system that automatically informs parents by email.
✓ For head injuries, a parent is contacted by telephone and the Medical Tracker log is emailed to the parent.
✓ If there is any doubt at all regarding illness or an accident, a parent is contacted.
First Aid Incident Notifications
Medical Tracker not only allows us to inform parents/carers of first aid incidents by email, but it also allows us to analyse the data we record.
Medical Tracker will be beneficial to you because:
- We can record and track first aid incidents that involve your child.
- You can be notified immediately after a first aid incident by email.
To use Medical Tracker effectively, please ensure we have your correct information. This can be seen using the ScholarPack App. If there have been any recent changes to contact numbers and email addresses, please contact the office.
Please be assured that Medical Tracker is registered with the Data Protection Registrar and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.
Bumped Heads and Cuts/Grazes
When children have minor injuries such as bumped heads, it is important to monitor them over the following hours/days for symptoms of concussion or signs of infection.
- For further info please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/concussion
- For further info please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/sepsis
The school will administer prescription medicines with written parental consent. Parents must sign a Medical Consent Form, available at the school office, giving written consent and specific instruction before any medication will be administered. Non-Prescription medication will not be administered by any school staff.