The Welfare Officer is primarily responsible for administering emergency first aid and essential welfare support to students during the school day. If your child is injured outside of school, or becomes ill out of school hours, please visit a pharmacist or your GP for advice and medication. The school Welfare Officer can only provide support for incidents that occur during school hours.
Any incidents that do occur during the school day, including if your child falls ill, are immediately referred to the Welfare Officer who will contact the appropriate parent or carer. The school ensures that there are other qualified First Aiders on the premises at all times, to cover for and assist the Welfare Officer.
The Medical Room is open from 8.45am – 3.30pm each day.
If you would like to speak to the Welfare Officer, please contact the school.
What if my child becomes unwell at school?
If a student becomes unwell or has an accident during the school day, the Welfare Officer or a qualified first aider will provide emergency first aid or assistance. Contact will be made with parents/carers if the student need to be collected from school.
Click here for more information about illness and absence.
A weekly Drop-In Health Clinic for students is held every Wednesday lunchtime and is run by a qualified nurse.
Medications in School
The school operates a 'no medication' policy which means, for the safety of all, students must ask the Welfare Officer to store any medicines they need. Student must not carry medication with them in bags, pockets etc.
If you wish your child to receive simple pain relief a Permission to Adminster Medication form must be completed and returned to the Welfare Officer. Parents of Year 7 students who joined the school in 2017 will have already received this form to complete and return. Parents only need to complete this form once as the authorisation remains valid until the child leaves the school. lFor all other year groups, if a form has not been completed previously during their time at Haygrove School, please download a form from the link above, or ask the Welfare Officer for a paper copy.
If medication is given to a student they will be given a pink slip signed by the Welfare Officer or first aider that tells you which medication has been given, how much and at what time.
If a student has a long term or short term course of prescribed or over-the-counter medication that must be taken during the school day the parent/carer will need to complete and sign a Medication Permission form which must be given, along with the medicine, to the Welfare Officer. Where possible, medications should be timed to be taken at break or lunchtimes.
Medical conditions and Health Care Plans
The Welfare Officer can support students with medical conditions such as diabetes or epilepsy and short term issue such as fracture. Student with such conditions will need a Health Care Plan (HCP). HCPs are updated annually and it is important that parents and carers of children with long term medical conditions complete and return their child’s HCP to the school each year. The Welfare Officer will communicate with parents'carers to ensure the health, well-being and education of their child is monitered and maintained.