Caring for those with additional medical needs
At Bournemouth School for Girls we aim to ensure that all children with medical conditions, in terms of both physical and mental health, are properly supported in school so that they can play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.
The person with responsibility for developing appropriate care plans for pupils and ensuring that appropriate support is in place is Ms Collins.
On 1 September 2014 a new statutory duty came into force for governing bodies to make arrangements to support pupils at school with medical conditions.
We recognise the need to work in partnership with parents, pupils and healthcare services to ensure that the pupils in our care receive the support they need to access school as much as possible. Some children with medical conditions may be considered to be disabled under the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010. Where this is the case the governing body complies with their duties under that Act. Some may also have special educational needs (SEN) and may have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which brings together health and social care needs, as well as their special educational provision.
Pupils at school with medical conditions will be properly supported so that they have full access to education, including school trips and physical education.
You can read the full policy here.