Medical Room

Miss Paddington and Mrs Goodbourn are the Medical Room Assistants at Milton Mount School who will look after your child if they need first aid or feels ill during their day in school.

The Medical Room is situated in the main entrance area and is open to children and parents during the school day. If your child is asthmatic, has any allergies or any other conditions which need special treatment please let us know about it as soon as possible. A care plan will be completed for your child and necessary medicine stored in school.

School staff do not have a statutory duty to give medicines or medical treatment. However medicines will be administered to enable the inclusion of pupils with medical needs and to enable regular attendance of all pupils.

Prescription Medicines

Medicine should only be brought to school when it is essential to administer it during the school day. Antibiotics are usually taken three times a day, so can be given with breakfast, on getting home from school and then at bedtime. Antibiotics to be taken four times a day for a re-occurring illness may be accepted to be administered in school subject to the agreement of the Headteacher.

If school staff are to administer medicine parents must supply the medicine in the original pharmacist’s container with the child’s name to the school office and must complete a ‘Parental agreement for setting to administer medicine’ form. On no account should a child come to school with medicine if he/she is unwell.

Parents may call into the school and administer medicine to their child

Non-prescription Medicines

Non-prescription medicines are not administered at school and pupils should not bring them to school for self-administration under any circumstances. Only non-prescription travel sickness medication will be administered by staff providing they are supplied in the original packaging and accompanied by a ‘Parental agreement for setting to administer medicine’ form.

Herbal remedies, cough medicines and cough sweets are not allowed in school. Lip salves can be kept in the Medical Room and used when needed by students; these are not to be kept on a student’s person.

Sunscreen is not a medicine and children are welcome to use this on sunny days to protect against sunburn. However the sunscreen should be clearly labelled with the child’s name and the children must self-administer. Staff are not permitted to apply any cream.

Injuries

If a child has an injury to the head or face, of a more serious nature, the child’s parent is always contacted by phone.  Minor head injuries are treated with cold water and ice, also a note is sent home and a red sticker is placed on the uniform of the child.

Vomiting and Diarrhoea

If a child has been sick, they must be collected from school to avoid the spreading of any virus. The child should remain at home for at least 48 hours after the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea.

Please do remember that the more we know about your child the better, so that we can react to their needs appropriately. Please do not hesitate to see us about any problems, questions or worries regarding your child’s health or well-being.