11 Medical

All students with a medical need will usually be identified before they are admitted to Greenfield Community College. Discussions with families usually begin the term before they start in Year 7. A document is given out to parents/ carers asking for home to declare if their child has a medical need that needs enhanced support or to be monitored in school.

For students joining the school at other points in the school year, medical information should be shared at the initial school meeting.

Students with allergies or a condition which is sensitive to various foods must provide information from their GP so that we can ensure the school kitchen is fully aware of dietary requirements.

Once this document is returned a care plan will be created in consultation with home and health care professionals involved.

School staff also receive regular training to support students with medical conditions and work with specialist colleagues when needed to ensure that student’s medical needs are supported effectively.

If a student has SEND then any change to medical needs during the academic year need to be reported to the SENDCO via the school office.

For further information, view the Supporting Students with Medical Conditions Policy and the Asthma Policy.