As a school we support all students with long-term medical conditions, short-term illnesses and day-to-day illnesses. For those students with a long-term medical condition, an Individual Health Plan (IHP) is written for the student, in conjunction with parents, which is reviewed annually.
If your child has a medical condition or a short-term illness which requires prescribed medication, the school can hold this medication for your child. This will have been declared on the IHP or if your child does not require an IHP, then parents are required to complete a Prescribed Medication form. Click here for a copy of this form. Please note that we will only hold or administer prescribed medication at the school.
For further information about prescription and non-prescription medicines in school, please click here.
On a day-to-day basis, if a student is feeling unwell during the day they can report to the Student Services where a member of staff will assess them. Where possible we will encourage the student to return to lessons after a short break. Only if they are unable to return to lessons will we contact home.
Students feeling unwell should not contact a parent prior to going to the Student Services.
We remind all parents and students at the start of each new academic year that we ask all members of the Beaumont community not to bring on to the school site any nuts; including sesame seeds and sesame oil or nut products such as houmous, even the imitation version of houmous. We have a number of young people and staff with nut allergies and sometimes these can be triggered, not only by ingestion but also by touch and inhalation.
We cannot guarantee to be 100% nut free in school but we do all we can to try to achieve this and if we all comply with this request we will avoid possible life-threatening reactions. Parents may recall the very sad case of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died from a severe reaction to eating sesame oil which was in a baguette that had not been labelled as having traces of sesame.