Health and Wellbeing

Students can only learn effectively and enjoy their learning and their experience at school if they are as healthy and happy as they can be.  To this end we provide a range of services to support their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Medical: Mrs DeJong is a qualified First Aider.  She runs our student services and attends to medical emergencies and deals with students and staff who become ill or get injured during the school day.

A number of other staff who are qualified in First Aid can substitute for her and act locally. We run regular update training sessions for Epipen administration.

Where we are notified that students have or develop a chronic medical condition, we work with the student and their parents to establish a Care Plan which will ensure that the student can participate safely in as many of the school’s activities as possible.

Medication in School: Maiden Erlegh School in Reading does not provide any medication whatsoever for students, including painkillers such as paracetamol, Strepsils or antacids.  The only exception to this rule is the emergency administration of pre-prescribed Epinephrine (Epipen) and Diazepam, which has been provided and consented for by a parent; or other prescribed medication which can be self-administered and for which a parent has given written consent.  Please contact the school to discuss such requirements.

School Nurse: We have access to the services of a School Nurse but do not have one on site all the time.  Referrals to the School Nurse are usually through a student's Head of Year.

Head Lice information for families can be found below.