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Pastoral Support

Students who are unwell

A student who becomes ill at school should report to the teacher whose lesson is being attended.  If a student feels unwell while not in a lesson, he/she should go straight to the Medical Room. Our medical room is staffed by our Student Wellbeing Officer who is trained to deal with medical emergencies, such as  injuries and illnesses and to support students with long term health conditions.

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The Student Wellbeing officer works closely with the district school nursing team and other health professionals to ensure that the medical needs of our students are met, including the coordination of vaccination programs in school.  Parents should contact the Student Wellbeing Officer to discuss medical concerns and students can see the Student Wellbeing Officer for advice on medical or health issues. The Student Wellbeing Officer works closely with the Attendance Office to ensure that parents can send their children to school, confident that the Student Wellbeing Officer will monitor their health and keep them informed.  

Should a student need to be sent home during the school day this will happen only if it can be confirmed that there is a responsible person to receive the student.  It is mainly for this reason that we ask students to provide an emergency telephone number for contacting parents, or someone who will be responsible for the student's safety.  To ensure safety for all, students should not contact you directly before attending the Medical Room as many minor ailments can be dealt with by the Student Wellbeing Officer.


Great stress is placed upon punctuality and regular attendance.  Absence can officially be excused only for the personal illness of the student.  On the first day of absence, parents must telephone the

Absence Line on 01277 238919 to say why their child is absent and when they are likely return to school.

If no call is received, the school will communicate via text /email home to find out the reason for unauthorised non-attendance. If no response attendance will follow up with a telephone call. This is so that we can ensure that students are safe.  Any absence which is not excused in this way will be followed up and may be passed to the school's Educational Welfare Officer for investigation.


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