The health, safety and welfare of all our pupils is of paramount importance. Before your child starts at Little Ridge, you will be given a Pupil Information Form and Medical Form to complete as part of the admissions procedure.
It is very important that we are made aware in advance of any medical conditions or allergies your child has, however slight (plasters, nut allergies, wasp stings, asthma etc.), so that we can have appropriate arrangements in place for them should they become ill.
Parents and carers have a duty to provide these details and to inform the Academy office immediately of any changes, especially in emergency contact numbers. All information is treated confidentially and will only be shared with authorised agencies where necessary.
If your child feels unwell during school, we will contact you so that you can make any necessary arrangements to collect him/her. A child who vomits or has diarrhoea in school must be collected as soon as possible and should not return to school until 48 hours after the last episode of either sickness and diarrhoea.
Accidents, injuries and sickness
If your child is injured at school, a member of staff qualified in First Aid will assess your child's need and apply basic first aid. For minor injuries, an accident information note will be issued and passed on to parents at the end of the day, together with a verbal explanation by a member of staff. If there is even the slightest concern that the injury may be more serious, parents will be contacted immediately.
Should your child need to take prescribed medication four times a day on a permanent or temporary basis, we are able to administer it providing that you complete a Medicine Consent Form and deliver the medication in its original container with label as dispensed by the pharmacy. In some circumstances we may agree to administer non-prescription medication. Please discuss this with the Academy. All asthma inhalers and epi-pens must be clearly labelled with your child's name and will be kept in the Academy office and/or classroom.
Head bump texts
Children often bump their heads without further consequences but parents will be informed about head bumps so that they can look out for signs that the injury could be more serious. A text is used to inform parents about any head bumps and the signs to look out for. If any of these signs become apparent while the child is still at school, the parent will be immediately contacted. All first aid incidents are recorded in an Accident Book and ScholarPack.