Medical Information

Medical Information

Welcome to The Blandford School Medical Information webpage. We hope you find all the information, policies and links useful.

The Lead First Aider is Mr Stephen Collins. His contact details are: 01258 451121 ext 230 and scollins@blandfordschool.org.uk.
Please feel free to contact Stephen Collins with any concerns you may have regarding your young person’s medical issues.

We would ask for your co-operation in managing the Medical Policy. There are several things that must be adhered to. Firstly, that all medications are handed in to school for safe keeping to be placed in the locked medicine cupboard in the Medical Room together with the parental consent form. Please can you either download a Medical Permission Form or come in to reception for a paper copy. The medication needs to be in its original box.

Please be aware that students are not allowed to phone home requesting to be collected from school because they feel unwell. We have a duty of care to ensure they are seen by a first aider and we assess each student who is unwell and then make a decision as to whether going home is the most appropriate course of action or not. If a student needs to go home, you will be contacted by the school direct.

We take seriously the health and well-being of each and every student. All the relevant forms are available to download, send electronically or given as a paper copy if requested. Students who have medical conditions should have a TBS Health Care Plan. This allows us to ensure the student’s needs are managed appropriately and consistently. Please ensure we have the appropriate information to enable us to do this effectively by completing a Individual Healthcare Plan Form

Asthma Information

We have great pleasure in informing those parents/carers of students with Asthma, that we have received approval to keep an Emergency Asthma Kit in school. The latest report from Asthma UK states that 86% of people suffering from Asthma either have lost their inhaler, broken it, no medication left inside it or the drug is out of date. We do need parental consent to use the Emergency Asthma Kit if it’s needed. Please can you either download an Emergency Ventolin Inhaler Consent Form  or come into Reception for the paper version.

Should the need arise (we hope it doesn’t), we have a defibrillator for school use.

If you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Susan Burton.

Medical Information:

Supporting Children with Medical Conditions and Managing Medicines Policy
Head Injuries Leaflet

 

Medical Forms:

Parental Consent Form Allowing Medication in School. 
Emergency Asthma Healthcare Plan
Parental/Gaurdian Consent Form Enabling Student to use Emergency Asthma Kit
Emergency Allergy Healthcare Plan
Emergency Diabetic Healthcare Plan
Emergency Diabetic Care Plan for PUMP users
Emergency Epilepsy Healthcare Plan
Individual Healthcare Plan

 

For information on support with special educational needs and disability please visit the SEN page of our website.

21 April, 2021

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Updated 30/03/2021

 

URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer

 

Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson

Headteacher

21 April, 2021

SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION

Updated 20/07/2020

 

Click Here For – Reopening Plans

 

  1. STUDENT WORK
  1. Messages for parents/carers Years 11 & 13
  1. Child Protection and Student Welfare Concerns
  1. Health and Wellbeing
  1. Contact details for Heads of Faculty, Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Team and IT Systems Manager

Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson

Headteacher