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Health & Wellbeing

 

The School nursing team visit us annually to conduct The National Child Measurement Programme and The Lancaster Model (TLM) health questionnaire.

 

The National Child Measurement Programme takes place when children enter Year 6. The collected data and information is used by the local council and NHS to plan and enhance local health services for children. On the day, trained staff will weigh your child and measure their height while they're in their clothes at school. They'll make sure the measurements are done sensitively and in private, and your child's results will not be shared with teachers or other children.

 

The Lancaster Model (TLM) enables children to complete an age-appropriate questionnaire, in Year 6, to assess health needs, express concerns, and request support or information. This initiative ensures immediate access to school health professionals who can provide guidance, referrals, or assistance based on the responses provided. The platform aims to facilitate a comprehensive evaluation of health requirements and offer timely support to those in need.

 

Additionally, we make arrangements for vaccination UK to visit us during the Autumn term to provide flu vaccinations to our students. The flu vaccine for children is administered through a single dose of nasal spray into each nostril. This needle-free method is not only more effective than the injected flu vaccine, but also has fewer side effects. The process is quick, painless, and reduces the likelihood of your child getting sick if exposed to the flu virus.
 

 

Apart from focusing on physical health, we also recognize the importance of mental and emotional wellbeing. That's why we have a variety of animals at our school, including a dog, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and fish. Research has shown that interacting with animals can help reduce stress and anxiety. We provide opportunities for our students to pet and care for these animals, promoting their overall wellbeing.

 

We have an automated external defibrillator (AED) device on site, in reception. The purpose of this medical device is to analyse the heart rhythm and administer an electric shock to individuals experiencing ventricular fibrillation in order to restore their heart rhythm to a normal state. Our staff are fully trained to use the AED in an emergency. 

 

Medical Healthcare Plans & Asthma Care Plans 

 

We are committed to supporting children with long-term chronic medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, cystic fibrosis, hearing impairment, asthma, or allergies.

 

To ensure their well-being at school, we will collaborate with you to develop an individual healthcare plan or asthma care plan.

 

Upon enrollment, we will reach out to you to determine if your child has any healthcare needs and create a suitable plan.

 

If your child develops a chronic condition while attending our school, please contact the school office promptly so that we can work together to establish a healthcare plan or asthma plan.

 

If your child requires daily medication, it will be included in the healthcare plan or asthma plan.

Medication at school

 

In accordance with Herts County Council guidelines where possible prescribed medicine should be taken outside school hours (e.g. medicines taken 3 times a day should be managed at home). However, should this not be possible due to Breakfast Club/ FACES we are prepared to give children medication that has been prescribed by a doctor during school time. provided it is clearly labelled, in its original packaging and a parent/carer has signed our parental agreement to administer medicine form, available from either the school office or to download from the school website. We are not able to administer over the counter medicine, ie Calpol, Nurofen etc.

 

Although we will always try to remind children when it is time to take their medication, it is not always possible to do so as the office is often extremely busy. Please ensure that your child knows the correct time that they must visit the office to receive their medication each day.

 

The school will never accept medicines that have been taken out of the container nor make changes to dosages on parental instruction.

 

Please note: If your child's care plan includes medication, you do not have to fill out a parental agreement form for administering medicine.

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Letters To Parents/Carers

Flu Vaccinations - Friday 8th December 2023

Year 6 Height & Weight - Tuesday 28th November 2023

Year 6 Health Questionnaire - Wednesday 20th March 2024

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