Barrowford St Thomas C.E. Primary School

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Wheatley Lane Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6QT

01282 614462

Barrowford St Thomas C.E. Primary School

Our vision is to be a school where all can flourish and grow in God's love.

  2. Medical Needs

Medical Needs and First Aid

Barrowford St Thomas CE Primary School is an inclusive school and will support the needs of children with long-term conditions and special medical needs. Staff are trained deal with those specific needs; trained staff follow procedures regarding the care and associated medication required by the child. If a child is in this category and has been prescribed regular medication please consult the headteacher so that appropriate arrangements can be made.


Barrowford St Thomas CE Primary School wishes to provide a fully inclusive educational and pastoral system. To do this we need to ensure that correct procedures and protocols are in place to enable any pupil with a long-term medical condition to be able to attend school or have minimum disruption to their education.


  • To ensure as little disruption to our pupils education as possible.
  • To develop staff knowledge and training in all areas necessary for our pupils.
  • To ensure we develop links with all outside agency support systems including hospital teachers, Lancashire’s Inclusion Service, school nurse and specific support groups.
  • To ensure safe storage and administration of agreed medication.
  • To provide a fully inclusive school

School Visits

When preparing risk assessments, staff will consider any reasonable adjustments they might make to enable a child with medical needs to participate fully and safely on visits.

Additional safety measures may need to be taken for outside visits and it may be that an additional staff member, a parent/carer or other volunteer might be needed to accompany a particular child. Arrangements for taking any medicines will need to be planned or as part of the risk assessment and visit planning process. A copy of IHCP should be taken on trips and visits in the event of information being needed in an emergency. When the administration of non-emergency medication is required staff may exercise their voluntary right to not administer, this right maybe selective on the grounds of the type of medication in question. The members of staff willing to administer the medication to a pupil should be recorded in the individual care plan and this voluntary responsibility can be withdrawn at any time.

Education Visits Coordinator: Mrs Jo Duckworth (headteacher)


First Aid in school

List of current first aiders in school

L Lahey Level 3 Early years Paediatric First Aid
M White Paediatric First Aid
O Haines First Aid at work
E Hacking Level 3 Early Years Paediatric First Aid
A McQuillan Paediatric First Aid
L Harper Emergency First Aid for schools
N Alderson Emergency First Aid at work
B Evans Paediatric First Aid
J Ratcliffe Level 3 Early Years Paediatric First Aid (for After school club)
P Jackson Level 3 Early Years Paediatric First Aid
S Vallance Emergency First Aid
J Holdsworth Paediatric First Aid: currently on maternity leave


Medical needs and illness Policy


Information from the DFE regarding First Aid in School

First Aid letters to parents