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Oak Lodge School

Health and Student Welfare

Oak Lodge has good Health Care policies and structures in place to support pupils and their specific medical needs. We have links with local NHS healthcare professionals who advise and provide additional medical training to staff as required.

When your child starts at Oak Lodge, you will be asked to provide personal details such as name and address, telephone numbers and dietary requirements.  We also ask for medical information and request parental consent for any medical interventions that may need to be carried out in school e.g. first aid requirements, weight monitoring, medication etc.

Daytime address, work and telephone numbers are essential. In the event of an accident or illness in school WE MUST BE ABLE TO CONTACT PARENTS OR CARERS. Forms will be sent in September of each year - please complete and return promptly. THIS IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT.     

Illness in school

Qualified first aiders are always on duty. If a child receives any treatment, you will be informed either by telephone or by a note sent home at the end of the day.

From time to time a child may become ill or may have an accident. It is important that we have a contact phone number of a parent, carer, friend or relative who can be contacted immediately in case a child is considered too ill to remain in school, or has an accident which requires hospital treatment.

If there is a serious accident and no one can be contacted, a teacher or an assistant will accompany the child to hospital and the school will contact the parent or carer as soon as possible.

There are occasions when a child is not well enough to be in school. We do not have the staff or the accommodation to cope with this situation so please help us by keeping your child at home. A day or two away in the early stages may prevent a longer absence later.


Medicines should only be brought to school when essential. Only prescribed medicines in the original container with a pharmacy label bearing the child’s name and dosage will be accepted in school. Please ensure if your child travels into school by transport that the escorts are aware of any medicines that the child may have in their bag so that these can be safely handed over to a member of staff. A medication consent form will need to be completed prior to medicines being given and can be obtained from the office or printed out here.


Medical Appointments

If your child has regular medical appointments at a clinic or hospital, or if he/she starts a course of treatment, it would be helpful to inform the doctors that the school would welcome reports, as knowledge of such medical information may prove useful to the school.

School Nurse

For those children who have more complex health needs or require emergency rescue medication then a health care plan will need to be put in place by the school nurse.

Our school nurse is Edel Mohan and can be contacted on:

Mobile: 07824 457600

Email: E.mohan@nhs.net