Medical and Health Care

If a child has an accident in school or is unwell, we will make every effort to contact the parents or the emergency contact in order that the child can be taken home. Similarly should the child have an accident and sustain injuries which result in a need to visit the hospital, we will try to contact the parents, or contact person. However, if we are unable to make any contact the child will be taken to hospital by a member of staff and continuous efforts will be made to make contact.

Should transport be necessary we do our best to provide a car to take the child home or to the hospital.

No child will be allowed to leave school outwith closing time unless accompanied by an adult, as there are no crossing patrol people on duty other than at the recognised closing time. An adult presence is provided in the playgrounds at break times in terms of the Schools (Safety and Supervision of Pupils) (Scotland) Regulations, 1990.

The school nurse gives regularly checks for general health issues and wellbeing. Similarly, dental checks are carried out. Should a member of staff detect a health difficulty, you will be informed and permission sought for the school nurse/doctor to examine your child.

The school would welcome any information about your child’s health, which you think may have an effect on performance in school. Any such information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Parents will be asked to complete a form if medicine has to be given at school. It is also essential that the school has full details regarding the use of asthma inhalers.

It is important that the school has up-to-date information. Please notify the school of any changes as soon as possible.

SCHOOL NURSE Sister Tracy Doyle
Greenock Health Centre

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