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How we support pupils with allergies

Allergy awareness

We take a whole-school approach to allergy awareness.

This webpage is designed to support and reassure those parents and carers of pupils who attend our school with allergies.

Anaphylaxis

At Someries Infant School and Early Childhood Education Centre, we are aware of the need to ensure that pupils who have allergies which make them susceptible to anaphylaxis have access to their adrenaline auto-injectors at all times. We have procedures in place to ensure that adrenaline auto-injectors are readily available. The school maintains a record of all those who are registered as having allergies.

If your child has an adrenaline auto-injector, you must complete our Consent Form prescribed adrenaline auto-injector (epi-pen) and emergency adrenaline auto-injector (epi-pen) before this can be used in school.

The school will not administer medicine to your child unless you complete this form.

This form can also be completed on-site using a tablet computer available from our School Office.

Emergency adrenaline auto-injector

Our school holds a stock of emergency adrenaline auto-injectors.

In the event of your child displaying symptoms of anaphylaxis, and if their adrenaline auto-injector is not available or is unusable, they are able to receive adrenaline from several emergency adrenaline auto-injectors held by the school for such emergencies. However, you must complete our Consent Form prescribed adrenaline auto-injector (epi-pen) and emergency adrenaline auto-injector (epi-pen) before they can receive adrenaline from an emergency auto-injector held by the school.

The school will not administer medicine to your child unless you complete this form.

This form can also be completed on-site using a tablet computer available from our School Office.

Provision of School Meals

Aspens Services Limited manages our school catering service, and all meals are freshly prepared daily by our on-site Catering Team. Aspens Services Limited are committed to providing meals for pupils with special dietary requirements due to medical, religious and cultural reasons or lifestyle choices.

If you indicate that your child has allergies, intolerances or a special diet due to medical, religious and cultural reasons or lifestyle choices in their ‘New Intake Form’ you are required to complete this form to enable us to cater to your child’s dietary requirements.

Our school catering provider can accommodate any dietary requirements your child may have. We will share the dietary information you supply in this form with our Catering Manager.

Based on your responses to this form, a ‘Food Allergy Notice’ will be displayed in our School Kitchen. This will contain a photograph of your child and a list of their food allergies, intolerances or special diet due to religious or cultural reasons or lifestyle choices. This will only be visible to colleagues working in our School Kitchen and will not be publicly displayed.

You must accompany your responses to this form with a referral letter from a medical professional, for example, your child’s General Practitioner, consultant or dietitian. This can be uploaded using an option presented within the form. Alternatively, please email this information to [email protected] or provide a paper-based version to our School Office.

Once you have completed this form, it will be shared with our Catering Manager, who may arrange a meeting to discuss your child’s dietary requirements.