At St. Marie's Catholic Primary we recognise that pupils with medical conditions should be properly supported so that they have full access to education, including school trips and physical education. Some children with medical conditions may be disabled and where this is the case the school will comply with its duties under the Equality Act 2010. Some children may also have special educational needs (SEN) and may have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan which brings together health and social care needs, as well as their special educational provision and the SEND Code of Practice (2014) is followed. All children with medical needs have a Health Care plan, outlining their condition, medication if required and detailed procedures to be followed. They are initiated by the Head Teacher and the member staff for Inclusion in conjunction with the Parents or Carers with the support and advice of the school nurse or other specialist services and shared with the class teacher and TA, First Aiders, SENCO and Safeguarding officers. The Health Care plans are updated when the need arises or on an annual basis. See also our policy for supporting pupils with medical conditions in line with new recent guidance published by DfE.
You can read our policies on different medical needs in our Polices tab.
If you require any support or guidance on this please do not hesitate to contact the office or a member of staff to further discuss any questions you may have.