The school also employs a qualified, advanced first aid attendant for all home sports fixtures. Many other school staff are also first aiders, automated external defibrillation and/or trained in anaphylaxis. The care centre looks after the Preparatory and Senior School pupils and oversees the care provided in the Pre-Preparatory and Nursery School where we have staff with paediatric first aid training for younger children.
Our goal is to help pupils to enhance their resilience and sense of responsibility for their own health and well being. Children will be cared for in accordance with their parents’ wishes and older students will be consulted according to their age. In an emergency, an ambulance will be called.
Separate facilities are provided for boys and girls whenever possible.
Parents/guardians complete a health information form prior to a pupil’s entry into the school and annually thereafter. The confidential health information form outlines past medical history, current medical condition, present treatment, care preferences as well as known allergies and immunisations. This information is essential for use by the care centre staff when assessing pupils. Data is held securely and in accordance with our Fair Processing of Data policy.
The care centre is open from 8.15am – 4.15pm during term time. If there is any aspect of your child’s health you would like to discuss with the school nurse, please contact the care centre on 01372 473701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The care centre may store and administer both prescribed and some over the counter medicine to pupils only with the written consent of parents as indicated on your child’s health information form. Pupils over 16 may give their own consent.
The senior school counsellor, Sandra Cregg, is in school every Thursday. Sandra is an experienced, qualified counsellor with more than ten years of experience providing confidential counselling for adults and young people in a variety of settings. Her professional qualifications include:
- Integrative Relational Counselling BA(Hons) First Class
- Certificate in Counselling Teenagers
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling (Level 3)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Certificate
Sandra is typically able to offer 4-6 sessions of counselling to pupils. If a longer commitment is required, she will communicate this to parents and an alternative counsellor should be sought. There is often a waiting list for her services.
For further information about counselling please contact Chris Gierhart, head of Individual Needs, or the Care Centre.