We have a fully qualified Matron on site; Apart from her obvious medical role she also plays an important pastoral support role; many students feel able to talk to Matron about concerns that they have both inside and outside of college.
If your child requires any form of medication they are not allowed to keep it with them during the day.
Students should bring the medication, clearly labelled straight to Matron at the beginning of the day, with written consent
from their parent/guardian. Prescribed medicines must
be in their original container as dispensed by the pharmacist. A copy of the ‘Authority to Administer Medicines Form’ can be found on the link below. This form can also be obtained from Reception or Matron.
More and more students are suffering from asthma; if your child does, they can keep a spare inhaler with Matron, if you require.
If you have any questions about any aspect of medical care at the college please contact Matron.
Parents/guardians are asked to telephone the college on the first day of absence; this should then be followed up with a letter to explain the absence on the day of the child’s return. Should the illness continue, it is important for the college to be informed.
Matron may contact you if we do not know why your child is absent. If any student is away without explanation, we communicate with parents in order to check on possible truancy. It is important that we maintain our excellent record, which is only possible with your co-operation.
Administer of medicines and treatment form