The school recognises that duties in the Children and Families Act 2014 (England only) and the Equality Act 2010 (England, Wales and Scotland) relate to children with disability or medical conditions and are anticipatory.
Where children have an identified special need, the SEN Code of Practice will also apply. This policy should be read in conjunction with the Equality Act Statement.
This school’s medical conditions policy is drawn up in consultation with a wide range of local key stakeholders within both the school and health settings. Stakeholders include pupils, parents, school nurse, school staff, governors, the school employer, relevant local health services and relevant supporter organisations.
- This school is welcoming and supportive of pupils with medical conditions. We provide children with medical conditions with the same opportunities and access to activities (both school based and out-of-school) as other pupils.
- No child with a medical condition will be denied admission or prevented from taking up a place in school because arrangements for their medical condition have not been made.
- This school will listen to the views of pupils and parents.
- Pupils and parents 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, and adversely affect a child’s quality of life and impact on their ability to learn.
- 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 medical conditions policy.
- This school understands that all children with the same medical condition will not have the same needs, especially children with chronic medical needs.
Bexley Nursing Team available through this link: http://bexley0to19.co.uk/