The health, safety and welfare of all our pupils is of paramount importance. We will require you to provide your child's medical information upon admission to Ark Globe Academy. 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. It is also essential that the school are provided with up to date documentation, including medical care plans, if applicable.
Parents and carers with parental responsibility have a duty to provide these details and to inform the Academy office immediately of any changes, especially in emergency contact numbers.
Accidents and illness
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.
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/or diarrhoea.
With the exception of asthma inhalers, students are not allowed to administer drugs themselves. If a student needs to take a prescribed medicine at the Academy, they must sign an authorisation document with the school office, giving permission for the academy to administer the medicine. We only accept medication in its original packaging with a clear prescription label. If a child wishes to take a painkiller, they must go to the school office. No pupils will be provided with paracetamol unless permission has been expressly given by parents in advance. Students should not carry any medicines or painkillers on their person.
If your child has asthma, we require you to complete a School Asthma Card. All inhalers should be clearly labelled with the child’s name and be carried by the child at all times. A second inhaler should also be left with the school office for emergency use, if required.