We have protocol forms that we send to parents of students who may need to have a protocol for their health and safety
Medical Facilities at Plume
Medical Facilities at Plume School
At Plume School we have medical facilities at both campuses. We have fully trained first aiders that are on duty on both sites.
There are a number of policies we have within the school that we like students to adhere to for their own safety and the safety of others. These are:
- Students are NOT to carry their own medications around the school premises; this is for their safety, the safety of other students and so that medical staff can monitor what the student is taking during the day. Medications can be left permanently or temporarily (on a daily basis) with medical staff. If a student is taking prescribed medication from their GP, we need to hold it in Medical for them and would ask that it is brought into school in the pharmacy box as proof it is for that student.
- If you give us permission (forms available online or from Medical), we can give your child ONE paracetamol for headaches, period pains etc. If you would like your child to have TWO paracetamols, please provide Medical with medication (in original box) and signed letter giving permission to do so.
- We can also hold extra asthma pumps for students as an emergency backup for them, but they are allowed to carry an asthma pump with them.
- Lift keys can be provided, if necessary, for injured students. A refundable deposit of £40.00 will be required. If paid by cheque, it will be held on account, until key has been returned.
We have protocol forms that we send to parents of students who may need to have a protocol for their health and safety. Conditions include:
- Anaphylaxis – Epipens should be carried by students with a spare kept in Medical. We will take appropriate action to ensure students safety as required. Epipens are only classed as 'sharps' when they have been used i.e. in an emergency.
- Epilepsy – We will look after extra medication and take appropriate action to ensure students safety as required
- Diabetic – Insulin injections are classed as 'sharps', whereas testing kits are not. Diabetic testing kits can be carried by students with a spare kept in Medical (if possible). Testing should still be carried out and recorded in Medical. Insulin injections need to be kept and administered in Medical. Food and drink, provided by parent/carer, can also be held in Medical.
- Cystic Fibrosis – we can hold medication for a student to take each day or if they need nurse visits this can be arranged too.
IT IS THE PARENTS/CARERS RESPONSIBILTY TO ENSURE ALL MEDICATION IS IN DATE.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILTY OF PARENT/CARER TO INFORM THE SCHOOL OF ANY RELEVANT CHANGES TO STUDENTS HEALTH.
This list is not exhaustive and if your child has needs not covered, please contact the school. If you have any questions or concerns, please phone 01621 854681 and ask for Medical.
Mrs Lionnel and Mrs Harrison