Change to Year 6 Transition Arrangements and Year 5 Taster Days - Following the government's delaying of the easing of Covid restrictions, we are no longer able to go ahead with the Year 6 Induction Day on 6th July or the Year 5 Taster days on 7th and 8th July. This decision has been taken along with Shropshire Council and all other Shropshire Secondary Headteachers. We are frustrated that our Induction plans have had to be suspended, but also understand the reasons behind the decision to delay lifting restrictions, as we should not be mixing school "bubbles". I will be writing to Year 6 parents/carers and children to explain our transition plans: The first day of the Autumn term - Friday 3rd September - will be for Year 7 and Year 11 students only, to support their transition. Lyn Hughes, Assistant Headteacher and Transition Coordinator, will still be making her visits out to schools to meet Year 6s, and we will send out a video about the school for children to watch with their teachers. We will be inviting parents/carers of Year 6 children to meet their child's tutor in July. This will take place in line with a Risk Assessment and safety measures. Bryn Faulkner, our SENCO, will also be inviting in high needs children, school-by-school, for a bespoke transition visit. Many thanks for your patience, and best wishes, Paula Hearle
Medical Conditions and Medicines in School
If your child needs to take medicines during the day, all prescribed medication must be taken to Reception by a parent or carer.
It should be accompanied with written instructions, clearly stating what it is, the student’s name and the dosage and the time it should be taken. Students should bring into school only the dosage required for the day; this is important because on several occasions, students have either forgotten to collect the medication at the end of the day or have lost it. Proprietary brands of medicine (e.g. paracetamol), should not be brought into school, unless prescribed.
All prescribed medication must be collected at the end of each half term/term. Any medication not collected will be disposed of by the school.
Appropriate arrangements will be agreed between the school and parents where a student has a permanent or long term condition requiring regular treatment in school, e.g. asthma or diabetes. In the first instance, you are asked to discuss your child’s needs with the Curriculum Learning Tutor.
INJURY OR ILLNESS
If students are injured or taken ill in school, they are seen by a person qualified in First Aid. If necessary, that student is taken to recover or rest in the Pupil Support Centre and parents may be contacted to collect their child. With more serious accidents or illness, where hospital examination or treatment seems appropriate, every effort will be made to contact parents. For this purpose, parents are asked to complete a form to indicate where they may be contacted during the day and to name the person to be contacted if parents are not available.
Please note that:
- The school is not allowed to administer any drugs unless a doctor has prescribed it
- Parents should inform us in writing, of any medical condition or course of treatment, which may have a bearing on a student’s welfare in school. Such information will be kept confidential and placed on a medical register held by a First Aider
- If a student is unwell, parents will be contacted and asked to collect their child. Students will not be allowed to walk home by themselves. To ensure the wellbeing of your child, we would ask that any request to collect your child must come only from a member of staff; students must not make arrangements directly with parents
- The Education Authority makes regular medical and dental inspections of students; parents are normally notified of these