Medical Needs

Medical Needs

Supporting Students with Medical Needs

Rossett School has the responsibility to ensure that students who are absent from school with medical needs diagnosed by a medical officer, have the educational support they require to maintain their education. Good communication and co-operation between the school, home, medical professionals and the Local Authority are essential if good quality education is to be provided. The school’s policy reflects the DfE’s statutory guidance ‘Ensuring a good education for children who cannot attend school because of health needs’ (January 2013 updated May 2013), ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions’ (September 2014), the report from Ofsted published in November 2013 ‘Pupils missing out on education’ and the North Yorkshire Policy Statement.

The key aims of the policy are:

The Student Support Officers with assistance from the First Aid and Health Manager will: