The school has a medical room which is situated close to the main school reception/office. The room is used to keep first aid supplies, administer first aid and to hold medicines during the school day for those students with medical conditions.
The medical room is not staffed continually and therefore access is gained through a member of staff in the school office.
All students needing medical treatment during lesson time will need permission from their teacher/tutor before they can leave the lesson to go to the medical room.
Students who are unwell during the school day
Students displaying minor or mild symptoms will be given a short period of time in which to recover. Their status will be regularly monitored while they are in the medical room. In the case of minor or mild symptoms, and after the period of recuperation has expired, a judgement will be made as to whether students return to class or parents/carers need to collect them.
Medical complaints will be recorded and minor injuries that require hospital attention will be reported by staff and paperwork completed.
Any moderate/serious injuries will also be reported and recorded and if necessary Health and Safety procedures followed.
No medication will be administered under any of the above circumstances, without prior permission of the parent/carer.
Accident/injury sustained whilst at school
In the event of a situation judged to be sufficiently serious the emergency services will be promptly called, as will the parents/carers or the nominated emergency contact(s).
If the student is incapacitated i.e. arm in sling/on crutches, parents and/or student are asked to contact the school office as a risk assessment will need to be undertaken upon return to school.
Procedure for informing school of injury sustained out of school hours
Should your child injure him/herself out of school hours, please inform the school office upon return to school for a risk assessment to be put in place for your child.
Procedure for informing the school of post surgery or critical illness care
If your child has been critically unwell or has undergone surgery, please notify us via the school office for a risk assessment and so that we are well informed to enable us to provide the best care for your child.
Any other medical/first aid enquiries
Please do not hesitate to liaise with the school via the school office if you have any concerns related to medical or first aid queries.
The Medical Handbook is available for parents/carers/staff in the Medical room to view when required.
School Health Nurse
The School Health Nurse Service is commissioned by Public Health, Oxfordshire County Council and provided and managed in school by the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. In addition to the yearly immunisations in Year 8 and Year 9, the service now offers support and health promotion advice to students around the Public Health England priorities for young people as outlined in the Healthy Child Programme which includes emotional health and wellbeing, healthy eating, physical activity and risky behaviours. An additional priority is sexual health. This aims to encourage young people to stay safe and to make informed and responsible choices about relationships and sex.
Mary Marshall is the Henry Box School Health Nurse. She is a registered nurse with a Specialist Community Public Health qualification.
Mary provides a confidential service during school hours based in 44 Church Green, via drop-in sessions, appointments or referral.
Staff and students can access support or advice.
If you wish to contact Mary, please phone:
07919397040 or ask for her on 01993 703955
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