If your child is absent, please ring our main number 01603 611 431 every day of their absence. Follow the options to leave a recorded message. When your child returns, they are required to bring in a letter to provide written evidence of their absence.
As part of the ethos of our school, we wish to promote the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of students, thereby enabling them to achieve their full potential both in education and health.
If you would like us to store and/or administer any medicines for your child, please complete our Medication Form and send it in to our Student Reception with the medication.
The Department for Education now requires that students with medical needs have an IHCP (Individual Health Care Plan) which is reviewed annually. At Notre Dame High School we intend to do this at the beginning of each academic year.
If a student has an on-going medical diagnosis parents/carers should complete an Individual Health Care Plan and return to school marked for the attention of the Julie Brazell. It is essential we have up-to-date and accurate information to ensure everything is in place to support a student's health and well-being whilst they are in school. Therefore, any relevant hospital/clinic letters would be helpful.
If a student has an NHS Health Care Plan, completed by healthcare professionals, we would be grateful to have a copy of the most recent document and to receive up-dated versions following annual reviews.
If a diagnosis requires medication to be held by school, parents/carers should also complete a Consent to Administer Medication form and return to Notre Dame, marked for the attention of Julie Brazell, along with any additional information e.g. doctors/hospital letters.
For a short term course of medication e.g. one or two weeks, which is required to be stored and administered at school, an Individual Health Care Plan is not required but a Consent to Administer Medication form should be completed by parents/carers and should accompany the medication when delivered to school.
Parents/carers will need to ensure that any required medication is provided to the school. This must be prescribed by a doctor and dispensed by a pharmacist. Packaging must include labelling from the dispensing pharmacy giving details of the student’s name, medication and dosage.
It is also vital, medication is kept up-to-date. Medicines will be checked termly and parents advised if medication has reached its expiry date. A reminder that all medication should be collected from school at the end of each academic year will be sent to parents/carers annually. Any remaining medication will be disposed of, as will all out of date medication, at a local pharmacy.
If you wish to discuss this matter further, please contact Julie Brazell , Student Support Manager, on 01603 611431 or email email@example.com.
Lisa Harper, a member of the School Nursing Team, is in school on every Tuesday. She is based in room 44 in St John's building.
Students can be referred following a discussion with their Head of Year or a member of the Pastoral Team. They can also self refer using forms to be found in the pastoral office, sixth form office, students reception and the Learning Support Centre. Alternatively, they can drop in to room 43 for a chat at lunchtime.