Essex Heights Primary School has a modern, well-equipped Health Centre. A First Aid Officer is employed from 11am to 3pm Monday to Friday (supported by staff with Level 2 First Aid qualifications outside these hours) to provide care to any child who may have an accident, become ill at school, or require medication to be administered during school hours. Medication administered at school must be accompanied by a Medication Authority form (link below).
If a child has an accident or becomes ill at school, the first action of the school is to comfort the child, give first aid and medical assistance. Every endeavour is made to contact parents or the emergency contacts. If a child is too unwell to return to class, parents will be contacted and must collect their child from school.
Medication Authority Form
Asthma Action Plan
Minimum period of exclusion from school for infectious diseases
Treating and Controlling Headlice