Braes High School follows guidelines and procedures as per Falkirk Council Policies.
Please be aware that there is No School Nurse on the premises. We have a Medical
Attendant who is a trained First Aider and several other trained members of staff, if our
Medical Attendant is unavailable. A Nurse for Schools can be contacted at Camelon Clinic,
Baird Street or through school as part of our support network.
Health and Wellbeing
Most pupils will at some time have a medical condition which may affect their participation
in activities. For many this will be short term. Others have on-going medical conditions
which, without support, could limit access to education. The majority of pupils with medical
needs are able to attend school regularly and, with some support from school, can take part
in most activities. However, staff may need to take extra care in supervising some activities
to ensure pupils with health care needs, and others, are not put at risk.
Parent /Carer Responsibilities
- Parents/carers have prime responsibility for their child's health and should provide
school with as much information about their child's medical condition as possible.
- In the interest of safety, school cannot undertake to support a pupil's medical
requirements unless the information provided is accurate and appropriate. This
includes details of any medication to be administered or supervised.
- An Individual Health Care Plan (IHCP) can help school to identify the safety measures
required to support pupils with medical needs and to ensure that they and others are
not put at risk.
- Forms will also need to be filled in by the parent/carer to allow staff to administer
- It is essential for pupil welfare that parents/carers ensure all contact details are kept
up to date.
- For a child with medical needs, the school will agree with the parents and health
professionals, where appropriate, exactly what support school can provide.
- If your child becomes unwell in school, you will receive a phone call from the Medical
Room and will be asked to collect, or make other arrangements, for your child as
soon as possible. If the person with whom the pupil lives is not available, someone
else on their contact list will be called.
- Staff have no legal duty to administer medication, this is a voluntary role. Where
there is agreement the school (and Council) will make/seek to identify appropriate
training and guidance.
- An accurate record of all medication administered or supervised will be held