Matron

As you know at Two Mile Ash School we are committed to the well-being of your child/children. Therefore, I would like to introduce myself and provide you with some useful information regarding your child’s health.

My name is Mrs Cathie Stone and I have been Matron at Two Mile Ash School for a few years now. I work alongside Mrs Sue Lee-Delisle, and between us, we staff the Medical Room between 08.30 and 16.30 Monday to Friday. If you have any medical or other relevant concerns regarding your child/children, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Medication

If your child/children require medication throughout the day such as antibiotics, inhalers, eye drops etc. please send them into school for matron’s attention. The medication must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class, stating the dose, frequency and the time required for each school day by completing an authorisation form. You can collect one of these from reception or Matron or you can send in an accompanied letter granting matron permission to administer the medication.

Please be aware that matron is unable to administer any medication to a child without written permission.

If your child has an ongoing medical condition with daily medical needs, you will be required to complete a Healthcare Plan which you will be able to collect from Matron. The Healthcare Plan can be tailored to your child’s particular needs and agreed by the school and the parent/carer. If you require further assistance in completing the health care plan, please feel free to contact matron at any time to discuss this.

Sickness and Diarrhoea

If your child has had sickness/diarrhoea, please do not return your child to school until at least 48 hours has elapsed from your child being ill.

Inhalers

If your child has been prescribed an asthma inhaler, please could you make sure your child has their inhaler in school at all times. This must be clearly labelled with their name and class and kept in their tray or bag during class. A spare inhaler may be kept in the Medical Room.

Headlice

Please remember to check your child’s hair regularly for head lice. This is a good habit to get into as these unwelcome visitors are passed on quickly and it could be your child/children next!

If you require any information regarding these pesky creatures, please do not hesitate to contact me.

May we take this opportunity to remind you that it is school policy to ask for children to be taken home for treatment when live insects are seen in their hair.

Contact Details

It is extremely important to keep the school informed of any changes to your address and/or contact details, this avoids unnecessary distress for your child when we are unable to contact you in times of illness, injury or emergency. There is a form available from reception that must be completed for any change in telephone numbers etc.

Again, if there is anything that is of concern to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you for your co-operation in these matters, and let’s hope your child has a happy, healthy time at TMA!

Medical needs policy 2017/18