George Abbot School does not have a Medical Practitioner or nurse on site. We have a dedicated First Aid & Secretarial Administrator, Mrs Pascoe, located in the Medical Room in Raynham Office, who is First Aid trained. In addition to this, there are also a number of First Aid trained staff across the site, particularly in Faculties with practical subjects.
Any medical incident will be dealt with by a member of staff qualified in First Aid whose responsibity it is to treat minor injuries which would otherwise receive no treatment or which do not need treatment by a medical practitioner or nurse. Similarly, in the case of an emergency, the qualified member of staff will assist the injured with the purpose of preserving life and minimising the consequences of injury and illness until professional help arrives.
It is the school’s intention to ensure that there are First Aid trained members of staff available across the school premises that are ready to assist with any incident until the school’s First Aid & Secretarial Administrator and/or more experienced help arrives. First aid coverage in the workplace is a legal requirement under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981 (1982 Northern Ireland).
If, at any time, you are concerned about your child’s health, please contact your GP directly.