Student Welfare & Support
The Academy has a dedicated Welfare Officer who works with Heads of Year (HOY), more so with the Year 7 HOY to assist in making the transition from Primary School to Secondary Education as easy as possible.
The Welfare Office is located near reception and is where students taken ill or involved in an accident will be treated. The Welfare Officer will contact parents when necessary. If a student has an accident they will be given a copy of the accident report stating what has happened and any treatment given.
Sometimes students need to take prescribed medicines during the school day. The Welfare Officer is happy to administer such medication providing an ‘Administration of Medicines’ consent form has been completed and returned to the Academy. The medication must be provided in the original package. Where a student has to carry medication with them, i.e. Epi-pen or inhaler, it is important that a spare, labelled with the name of student, is provided for the Welfare Officer and a request form completed.
Some students have medical needs/health issues that necessitate them having to use the lifts; leaving classes a few minutes prior to the end of the lesson to avoid the crowds in corridors; or needing to use the toilet more regularly than other students. Once the Welfare Officer has been informed of these medical needs a pass will be issued to the student ensuring their particular individual needs are met. Where necessary, members of staff will be informed of the student’s medical or health issue. The Welfare Officer works with the School Nurse who comes into the Academy once a week.