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Such pupils are regarded as having medical needs. Most children with medication needs are able to attend school regularly and, with some support from the school, can take part in the majority of school activities. A positive response by the school to a pupil’s medication needs will not only benefit the pupil directly, but can also positively. the school is failing to support their child’s medical needs; nor vii. ensuring children are able to from participate in any aspect of school life, including school trips, e.g. parents should not be obliged to accompany their child although this can be by agreement. For the purpose of this policy, pupils with health needs may be: i. SUPPORTING PUPILS WITH MEDICAL NEEDS Introduction Most pupils will at some time have a medical condition that may affect their participation in school activities. For many this will be short term. Other children have medical conditions that, if not properly managed, could limit their access to education. Such pupils are regarded as having medical needs. have to make arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions. The Department for Education (England) published new statutory guidance to accompany this change, called “Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions”, and schools must have regard to this. UNISON played a key role in.
This guidance has been published to aid schools in supporting pupils with medication needs, and in particular, to provide sound protocols to enable these medication needs to be appropriately. guidance-for-schools-supporting-pupils-with-medical-needs-amendedpdf Section of the Children and Families Act , places a statutory requirement upon schools to “make arrangements for supporting pupils at the school with medical conditions”. Coeliac UK - supports those with coeliac disease for which the only treatment is a gluten-free diet for life. The Coeliac UK website offers guidance and advice to everyone involved with supporting a child with coeliac disease in school, including training and tips for caterers as well as. Apr 30, · This document has been replaced by the statutory guidance on ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions’.
Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions Introduction Children with Medical Conditions/Needs Children with medical needs have the same rights of admission to a school or setting as other children. Most children will at some time have short-term medical needs, perhaps entailing finishing a course of medicine such as antibiotics. Schools do not have to wait for a formal diagnosis by a medical practitioner before providing support to pupils. If the condition is unclear, the head teacher will have to make a judgement about what support to provide to the pupil, based on medical evidence available . When supporting a pupil with medical needs, the school should: Make sure that parents and pupil are confident that the school knows how to support them Make sure that staff are properly trained. What must we include in a policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions? This article relays the DfE's guidance on the contents of such a policy and how it should be implemented. You will also find a KeyDoc checklist on what the policy should include, and answers to FAQs about policies on supporting pupils with medical conditions.