Please understand, in line with The Vine School Medicine Policy, we are only permitted to administer medicines prescribed by a doctor. If a child requires medication in school a request form must be completed, these are available from the school office or from the link below.
ONGOING MEDICAL CONDITIONS
If your child is asthmatic please make sure that we are aware and that they have an inhaler in school. To keep the inhaler in school parent/carers are required to fill in a school asthma card which will be reviewed annually. A copy is available from the school office. It is the parent/carers responsibility to be aware of the expiry date.Current advice is for children to use their inhaler as and when required.
If your child has an allergy then please make sure that we are aware. If they have medication or an epipen then it is essential that this is UP-TO-DATE and that the school is fully aware of how, and in what cirumstances, the medication is to be administered.
For children with ongoing and/or complex medical needs the school may ask for advice from a member of the school nursing team in order to draw up a protocol agreeing how the medical needs will be managed.
Period Poverty and Education
In previous years, The Vine School has supported female pupils who may have difficulty accessing sanitary products: they may have forgotten their sanitary products, cannot afford the products or have started their period unexpectedly.
In accordance with government guidelines, we believe having periods should never be a barrier to education for any learner. Our school will continue to have this support available for any female pupil this academic year.
Please have a talk with your child when you feel it is necessary and let her know sanitary products and advice are available from her class TA. She should not feel embarrassed to ask for them.
SRE lessons are available to our Y5/Y6 female pupils in the summer term to educate them further about the menstrual cycle. Our new School Nurse, who will be on site soon, will update parents with further information and provide support in the near future.
We hope this helps our female pupils at The Vine and if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school for assistance on this matter.