Medical Matters - St Charles Primary Catholic School
St Charles RC Primary School exists to serve the Catholic communities of Ladbroke Grove and its neighbouring parishes. We are here to educate the children in a community which has the Gospel values, traditions and beliefs of the Catholic Faith at the centre of its ethos.
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Medical Matters

Our welfare staff look after children if they are ill or injured. The school would always contact parents if an injury were more than superficial, and we must therefore always have up-to date information with regard to where parents may be contacted in an emergency.

Medicine administration

We will only administer medicines prescribed by a doctor. Ordinarily antibiotics are prescribed three times per day. If this is the case, they should be given in the morning, after school and before bedtime.

Where they are prescribed four times a day, may we suggest that these should be given in the morning, at lunch time in school, after school and in the evening.

This arrangement will enable us to meet the children’s needs as effectively as possible without the need to interrupt their learning or removing staff from their classes to administer the medicine.

Please remember a school medical form must be filled in before we can dispense any medication. Any medicines should be clearly labelled with your child’s name and left in the office.

Medical conditions

If your child had a long-term medical condition, please ensure you inform the office so their records can be updated.

If your child takes regular medication, please remember to fill in a new medicine form at the beginning of every academic year. It is your responsibility to ensure that regular medicines, e.g. antihistamine for minor allergies, are “in date”.

Asthma

If your child suffers from asthma we request that your child keeps an inhaler in school specifically to be used during school hours.

Please ensure inhalers are clearly labelled with your child’s name. These should be handed by the parent to their teacher who supervises their use.

Allergies

If your child has a severe allergy that warrants the use of an Epipen please ensure one is brought to school should an emergency occur. Where possible, please provide the school with two.

Please ensure Epipens are clearly labelled with your child’s name and the expiry date. These should be handed by the parent to their teacher.