School health service
Pupils receive a medical examination on entering school and at intervals throughout their school life. The dentist is a regular visitor and the school nurse, doctor and Speech and Language therapists visit as necessary. Nurse Finlay co-ordinates the healthcare needs of pupils and can be contacted on the following numbers :
Beauly Health Centre – 01463 783403
Mobile telephone 07748 761831
Glen Urquhart High School – 01456-459228 (on a Tuesday and Thursday)
Administration of Medicines
All medicines administers in school require the following form completed and signed by a parent/carer:
It is expected that parents or carers will inform the Head Teacher of any relevant information relating to the need to administer medication to their children. The Head Teacher will need to agree with parents or carers exactly what support the school can provide for a child with health care needs. Where there is a concern about whether the school can meet a pupil’s health care needs or where it may not be possible to meet parents’ or carers’ expectations, the Head Teacher will seek advice from NHS staff and if appropriate from the education authority.
In some cases, parents may ask that a member of staff administers prescribed medication to your child. Parents must ensure that any medicines are sent to school in their original packaging, with a prescription label attached and that they have completed a copy of the school’s administration of medication form, a copy of which is included above.
Illness at School
If a pupil has an accident or becomes ill at school, the parent or emergency contact will be informed so that the pupil can be taken home. It is essential, therefore, that you inform the school of any change of telephone number or emergency contact number and address.
Visiting the Surgery
It is expected that all pupils who have an appointment at the doctor’s will be collected by a parent. If you decide that your child is to be unaccompanied, it is essential that a note is sent on each occasion, giving permission for your child to be released.
From time to time incidents can occur within the school setting which cause concern and could indicate that a pupil is suffering some form of abuse. In terms of Highland Child Protection Committee Inter-agency Protection Guidelines, Education Service staff must report such incidents to Social Work Services which can lead to a joint Social Work/Police investigation.
All agencies involved in Child Protection are obliged to make the welfare of children their paramount consideration and this will be the priority for Education Service staff.
More information about Child Protection Procedures within Highland can be obtained from the Child Protection Development Officer, Mrs Susan MacLaren, Highland Child Protection Committee, Kinmylies Building, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NN – Telephone (01463) 703483– Fax (01463 713237).