At Grove Road Primary School, we aim to ensure the needs of children with medical conditions, both physical and mental, are effectively supported in consultation with health and social care professionals, their parents and the pupils themselves. We want all of our children to play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.
Grove Road Primary School is supportive of pupils with medical conditions and provides them with the same opportunities and access to activities as other pupils, as long as this is safe. No child will be denied admission or prevented from taking up a place in this school because arrangements for their medical condition have not been made.
- We will listen to the views of pupils and parents/carers.
- Pupils and parents/carers feel confident in the care they receive from this school and the level of that care meets their needs.
- Staff understand the medical conditions of pupils at this school and that they may be serious, adversely affect a child’s quality of life and impact on their ability and confidence
- All staff understand their duty of care to children and young people and know what to do in the event of an emergency.
- The whole school and local health community understand and support the Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs Policy.
- We understand that all children with the same medical condition will not have the same needs; our school will focus on the needs of each individual child.
- Grove Road Primary School recognises its duties as detailed in Section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014. (Other related legislation is referenced in DfE guidance p21). Some children with medical conditions may be considered to be disabled under the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010. Where this is the case, this school complies with their duties under that Act. Some may also have special educational needs (SEN) and may have a statement, or Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan which brings together health and social care needs, as well as their special educational provision. For children with SEN, this policy should be read in conjunction with the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice.