Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school - policy consultation

19 Mar 2018

We are seeking views on a draft Ealing ‘Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school’ policy - attached as a download.

Schools are asked to respond by completing the survey on the link below by Friday, 4 May 2018:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/pupilsmedicalconditions

The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

Where appropriate, it would be helpful if groups could combine their comments e.g. headteachers via quadrants, governors combined from their school. Please note that sections of the policy in italics are for individual schools to make decisions on. All responses should be made using the survey link above.

Background

It is statutory for all schools to have a policy covering 'supporting pupils with medical conditions at school’.

In recognition of the need to support schools to meet this duty and provide consistency of approach, Ealing local authority (LA) has established a working group of representatives from schools, health professionals, unions, the LA and the Clinical Commissioning Group to draft a policy, which meets the DfE statutory guidance and also reflects the local situation. Membership and terms of this working group can be found under downloads below.

Before the council endorses and recommends adopting this policy, it is important that we consult with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure it meets the needs of schools and the pupils this policy is intended to support.

Consultation events

As part of the consultation, we will be offering colleagues the opportunity to attend one of the following events at the EEC, where we will be seeking views:

Focus group for support staff carrying out a significant role supporting pupils with medical conditions (by invitation)
Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 2.30 - 3.45pm. If interested in taking part, please contact us at governors@ealing.gov.uk

Consultation session (open to everyone)
Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 4 - 5.15pm - book via Ealing CPD online.

Headteachers briefing (primary/special)
Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 8.45 - 11am - book via Ealing CPD online.

Please note once the consultation process has been completed Ealing Council will recommended this policy to be adopted by all schools.

We are aiming for this process to be completed by June 2018. It will be vital that governing boards/schools review their policy according to their specific needs before adopting.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this consultation.

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