If your daughter has a serious medical condition we aim to ensure she is fully supported throughout her time at STAGS. We do not employ a School Nurse, but we do have experienced qualified First Aiders on site. However, students will have access to the Herts Community Trust Public Health Nursing Services tel: 0300 123 7572, and the texting service Chat Health 07480 635050.
If the administration of medication for a serious condition requires managing at school, she will require an Individual Healthcare Plan outlining her condition, needs, main contacts and emergency procedures. All medication will be kept in the medical room and administered by first aiders. Emergency medication such as inhalers and epipens may be carried by students; spares are to be kept in the Medical Room.
If your daughter needs to take medication in school for a temporary condition please complete a Student Medication Permission Form (this can be downloaded from the website) for STAGS to administer medicine outlining the details of when and how the medication is to be taken. Prescription medicines MUST be in the original container, with the pharmacist label clearly stating the student's name and dosage. ALL medicines must be kept in the medical room in a locked cabinet and must be administered by a first aider. A fridge is also available for temperature sensitive medication.
Non-prescription medication can also be administered in school for up to three days. This MUST also be in the original packaging. We cannot keep stores of generic medication (e.g. paracetamol) on site for long periods of time, therefore all medication must be taken home after the period for which it is needed is passed. If it is not collected, it will be disposed of safely. Non-emergency medication MUST NOT be carried about the students’ person at any time. This is to protect your daughter from harm and to safeguard the well-being of other students.
Allergies in line with advice from Allergy UK, St Albans Girls’ School is not a nut, or any other product free school. Students are permitted to bring their own food onto site and as such we cannot guarantee its content.